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> specialist at the University of Iowa doesn;t believe laser surgery isn't
> always the fix all but in many cases it can do more harm.
as with ANYTHING, YMMV, and certainly when it comes to treatment of the eyes.
But I would be very careful in saying "in MANY cases...." Laser does NOT
cure retinopathy, true, but it does cauterize the specific blood vessels in
the eye that the doctor aims it at. You can STILL bleed from OTHER
places...AND if you don't follow doctor's orders following the laser (no
bending/lifting etc), you can bleed from where he lasered!!! Those spots are
like little scabs...you have to let them heal
I don't know what happened to Ginnys mom, and why the laser failed for her,
but in my case, I had lots of laser in both eyes....Even if no more new ones
grow, due to improved control, the weak blood vessels that are already there
will leak. If the body loses the capacity to re-absorb the blood, your eye
fills with black spiderwebs, and eventually ink, and you are blind! The weak
blood vessels do NOT go away on their own. THey are DIMINISHED with improved
control, but then very STRICT control can cause the ones that ARE there to
bleed! The only way to stop the bleeding is to "kill" or burn the offending
vessels and hope new ones don't grow.
So i would never NOT recommend laser to someone who has retinopathy. 20
years ago, I would just be another statistic when "they" show how many people
went blind, lost limbs, or died from kidney failure due to diabetes each
year...BUT thanks to laser, I can see the grimace on my bosses face as I
waste more time online!!!
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