Leb, what I would do in your position is get a second opinion privately, you've had a lot of laser so far and there's been no sign of it working yet (correct me if I am wrong on that). I don't know what they charge in your area but where I live it is around £200 the first time you see the consultant and £100 for subsequent consultations. Obviously we are not exactly the same, so I don't want you to think that what applied to me will necessarily apply to you, but I was told when I saw the private doctor that laser would not be effective once the vessels are growing into the jelly. Not sure if yours are but this is a likely source of the bleeding as it is the jelly pulling on the vessels as it contracts which causes them to bleed. The private consultant can then write the outcome of the consultation, which you can take to the NhS doctor, and may influence them. It is good they are talking about the op, but every day you have a bleed it may be causing more damage. The 8th is aeons away, if you are having daily bleeds, can you ask to be seen sooner than that? For me I sought a private opinion because I wanted to find out what advice was best for me based on my medical condition only and not on NHS purse strings. If the consultant i saw privately had said i was not at the stage of needing an operation yet I would have accepted it, and believed him. But everything he said contradicted what I'd been told on the NHS. Someone said, how could I be sure he was not just saying that to fleece me. I said I'd rather risk being fleeced and losing my money than not being fleeced and losing my sight. Not to alarm you as it is rare to lose sight completely. But its entirely possible to have some permanent loss of vision with advanced PDR and it was a risk I was not prepared to take.