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Re: [IP] Diabetic Retinopathy



Katie.....

Good Luck..... Laser is not the end of the world but it can keep the further
damage in check..... I have had 8 treatments in both eyes and I am seeing
better..... I always have floaters(grass) in the left eye and it seems to
get better and then worse but at night I see best !!!!!!!  I guess this
means I need to become a night person !!!!!  ha ha ha :-)

I had problems with a doc that wanted to do too many treatments in a close
timeframe..... I stopped going to him as I found out from a ret doc that one
per month was the absolute max...... better for 60 days...... this doc
wanted to do them every two weeks.... my eyes started to burn and hurt for
hours later...... nothing helped releave the discomfort.........

Don't lift anything heavy ....... no straining..... this is one way of
getting out of house work..... and lifting heavy junk at work......

Ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-----Original Message-----
From: MADKT <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, January 16, 1998 9:54 AM
Subject: [IP] Diabetic Retinopathy


>I always wanted to be that one diabetic that some how just didn't have to
>suffer the consequences of being diabetic. Guess it wasn't meant to be.
Found
>out yesterday that I have Diabetic Retinopathy and need laser surgery. I am
>really upset. :(
>
>Can anyone give me some info on what I need to look for and ask about?
>Is Retinopathy like periodontal disease; once you have it, you've always
got
>it. You can keep it under control but it will eventually catch up and you
will
>need gum surgery.
>Katie
>