Laser eye diabetes

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Avatar n tn Dr. Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
Avatar m tn I never went to see them until I got problems with my sight I have prolific diabetic retinopathy and am now register blind. I have metformin and am having laser to try and save some sight in one eye. I had all the blood tests before they confirmed diabetes and 2weeks ago they said they wanted a urine sample which came back high they nurse said so I had to repeat it. Had a call to go see doctor tomorrow as they said they next sample was abnormal.
921672 tn?1243639361 I understand that it can be removed via laser. !) What is that sack called? 2) What is the laser treatment procedure referred to?
Avatar n tn On July 14th, I lost peripheral vision on the lower right side of my left eye. On July 16th, I got a vitrectomy and gas bubble to fix the detachment. 5 weeks have past and I noticed a new blind spot on the lower right. I immediately checked myself into the ER and the residents told me that there were a bunch of holes that has formed. The doctor (not there at the time -- on call) told me to tilt my head to keep the residual bubble over the area where the holes were found.
Avatar n tn Having been in healthcare for many years and having glaucoma,diabetes, htn and severe myopia and astigmatism, all of which I keep a close eye on, I was pretty sure of what was happening and went immediately to the ER. Within 36 hours, I had a laser procedure of seal the tear. My vision is now very cloudy with a quite large floater, all of which is obscuring vision in my left eye. Is there a general time frame for the clearing of the cloudiness?
7603294 tn?1392768827 my husband attended the scan two days ago and was seen by a different specialist who was on duty, my husband was told that there were excess vessels growing and that they are now dealing with a blind eye and the only way forward is to put him under anaesthetic and to laser the eye because if they don't then he'll have to have the eyeball removed?
Avatar m tn Is there a treatment to remove these scars? Maybe stem cell therapy? Retinal transplantation? Surgical removement? Anything? Thanks for all of your answers.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Diabetes accelerates hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) of the larger blood vessels, leading to coronary heart disease (angina or heart attack), strokes, and pain in the lower extremities because of lack of blood supply (claudication). • Eye Complications • The major eye complication of diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs in patients who have had diabetes for at least five years.
Avatar n tn The only treatment is removal by surgery with/without skin grafting (depending on the size of the lesion) or use of laser (CO2 Laser). I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Warm regards.
Avatar n tn The only treatment is removal by surgery with/without skin grafting (depending on the size of the lesion) or use of laser (CO2 Laser). I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Warm regards.
Avatar f tn What would cause blood in the eye with no injury? the eye got kinda painful upon looking in the mirror i saw a blood spot.
Avatar n tn Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
Avatar n tn my aunt lost her vision because of diabetes. she lives in tunisia, north africa. she wonders if there is any thing that can be done to help her regain her vision.
Avatar n tn I would recommend that you seek the care of an internist to assist in evaluating your systemic health. Dr. Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
Avatar f tn The problem, fuor weeks ago,while on the job driving an 18 wheeler,my right eye became blurry andI was seeing spidery vision[ ive had cataric surgery in this eye almost 3 years ago].My eye dr.has been watching this since that day, he says I have a vitreous hemmorhage,and it will drain by itself in time.Do I need surgery or would it help? Would it be advantagous to wait or try to get a surgeon?
Avatar m tn The only treatment is removal by surgery with/without skin grafting (depending on the size of the lesion) or use of laser (CO2 Laser). I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Warm regards.
Avatar n tn I am 68, have Diabetes II since last 10 years. blood sugar is always in control, have normal blood pressure. I take Lisinoapril to protect Kidney. Take metformin and glypizide for glucose.I walk 40 minute everyday. My dialation results say that there is a dot & blot in my right eye close to vascular or macular or somthing like that word. Could you please enlighten on this and about the cure for this? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
Avatar f tn I had cataract surgery with ACRY Sof IQ IOL by Alcon implanted in my bad right eye on 1/23/012, 20/20 vision post surgery, with no issue, a year later same surgeon said he can easily take care of the secondary cataract in my right eye, with laser surgery in his office, now 19 months later, I am deliberating the pros and cons of YAG laser capsulotomy, and found this in depth article by New York Times about cataract surgery, if it was available two years ago, at the time when I was researching b
Avatar f tn After surgery, Laser Retinal Laser (PRP) has a steady shadow in my eye. what do you think? I went back to the same doctor and did not help and just dropped an eye.
1162619 tn?1262823309 I have one eye that looks may off to the left. This came on 9 years ago. I have been tested for whipples, MS, Diabetes, nieman pick type c, Raychers, Lyme's and Aids. The Doctors think I have Mitochondrial Diease but it was tested six times and all the test were inconclusive. Five years ago they adjusted the muscles to realign the eyes and this was good for a year and then they drifted apart again. The Doctors have no idea what it is.
Avatar m tn I had prophylactic eye laser for lattice degeneration and retinal holes in my right retina. Diagnoses was by a staff grade opthalmologist. Laser was performed by the senior consultant . There was no mention of any cotton wool spot in either eye by them. After 2 weeks, I had a follow up and was seen by another doctor. She thought (but not certain) there was a cotton wool spot in right retina (lasered eye). She said hypertension, Diabetes, infection, vasculitis etc. could cause such lesion.
Avatar m tn But I the retinal specialist I saw 3 weeks recommend the laser only because I have the RD in the left eye. That 's why I would like to look at the stat. The statistic I looked at also express in terms of per year. It said regular person have around 0.005% chance of detachment PER YEAR. What is the chance of RD for people like us (had RD before). 10 times higher ? or 100 times higher? I also want to understand the risk so as to evaluate if I need to buy some serious-illness insurance.
Avatar m tn --Why is it acceptable to perform grid or scater macular photocoagulation on diabetic and patients with retinal vein oclusion? And why it is NOT acceptable or recommended to perform such a laser therapy on patients who do NOT suffer from diabetes or retinal vein oclusion? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I have diabetic retinopathy. My Dr did lazer surgery to seal lipids in my left eye..afterwards my left eye did not get better. Instead I have fluid now and may have to have an injection. My concern is did the lazer cause the fluid build up? I am familure with retinopathy my husband had it before he passed. I have already had 3 shots in this eye that helped. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/317280'>Central Serous Retinopathy</a>.
Avatar n tn Of course people with diabetes can get married. Having diabetes is not a reason to avoid marriage. People with diabetes these days are doing much better with diabetes management, and the rate of complications in people who are using these management principles are dropping drammatically. 20 years ago, this wasn't the case, so the patients that your dad sees fall into that group, where they didn't have the tools and the knowledge that we have today.
Avatar m tn However my eye specialist says there is swelling behind my right eye and I should consider needles in my eye to hopefully resolve this, no guarantee it'll work. That idea creeps me out and it's not a one time thing, it could be monthly perhaps forever. I'm looking for a TCM method to reduce this swelling behind my eye. Any advice is appreciated.
1056343 tn?1254193709 I am concerned that all the changes in medications along with sudden changes in BP and problems with diabetes are rapidly making my eye problems worse. Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated!
Avatar f tn So you actually have two types of diabetic disease and your eye MD believes that the maculopathy needs laser there's no need to doubt him/her. Diabetes is a progressive disease and you may well need more laser for PDR or DME in the future. Meticulous control of your diabetes (A1C less than 7.0) and keeping your BP, cholesterol, body weight, diet, exercise level and not smoking are the best ways to keep your eyes healthy. That and see an Eye MD once or twice/year.