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had a bleed....

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by the_anticarb, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. leb

    leb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know what u mwan bout healrcare. I used to be on my husbands work polucy but luke u say they dont cover anythung related to diabetes. And theyre pretty crafty because they can say nearly amything could be becaise of the dreaded d!!!!!! Seems like those who need it more just cant get it but i guess thats how they make their money!!
    Dont think they will consider a vitrectomy in my other eye all rhe time its nit bkeedin. U r right about me being lucky in some respects gettung the ip so soon. I only found out i had any firm of retinopathy 5 minths ago, and my first bleed was anout 11 wks ago ( alrhough it feels like forever ago now) so In the scheme if things and considering the strains in the nhs i am very lucky i guess.

    I thunk ur wise to have a plan as far as getting pregnant and having a bit put aside in case u need more treatment. Have u had lots of laser in ur good eye already?? As fir being ti ild as ling as ur as fit n healthy as u can be, many wimen have pregnancies un their mid 30s now so I wouldnr be too cincerned bout that.
    As fir nit watchung the shiw during the oo um very grestfyl. Albeit nervous about a general anethetic, i am terrible and pass oou at the least little thing. Although the doc didnt give me an option he said it had to be done under general wirhout jniwing this about me im flad i wonr be awake. did they give u a choice regardung what type of anaethetic u had?
    All the best and enjiy this winderful weather

    Leb :)
     
  2. leb

    leb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi ac judt wanyed to adk a few wuestions bout ur op.Di ur eye get a bit gunky s few days after. Mine is a bit and very swollen today but the pain isnt awful more sore than anytjing. How was ur vision the first few fays aftrr. I keep panicing as i camt see anything spart frm shaddows whivh id scaty nut spparenyly thsts the air bubble. Whst fid they fill urs with in the end? dorry to fite do many quextions st u but am gettin a bit anxious sbout it zt min :-(
     
  3. the_anticarb

    the_anticarb · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Leb

    Glad you are out and ok! Yes it will be gunky the first few days after the op. I actually got conjunctivitis about 7 dar ys after, yellow pus on lash line in morning, very itchy and sore eye. Its nothing to worry about just take your eye drops. The only time to worry is if you get a pain deep within the eye which could indicate an infection inside the eye which is dangerous, although very rare (1/1000 chance).
    Don't do what I did and convince yourself you have this when it is just an infection on the outside of the eye (if you have that).
    Have they given you details to contact anyone if you have concerns? When are you next seeing the doc?
    They didn't give me the air bubble, I had a saline solution in the eye which is naturally replaced with aqueous fluid after a few weeks. It felt like there was something in the eye for a while, but now 7 weeks later it feels normal again.
    Only effects for me now at 7 weeks is an annoying black floater in the corner of my eye which comes and goes, and as I have described previously, a fuzzy blind patch in my periphery which scares the hell out of me as I think its visual field loss which I really didn't want - but I think I'd need a corresponding loss in my other eye for it to affect my driving license. My eye is still a little red but
    feels normal and I'm back to wearing eyeliner and mascara. I had a droopy eyelid for about a month after the op but its back to normal.

    Any questions please feel free to pm me if you need any more info or just a chat.

    AC
     
  4. SouthernGeneral6512

    SouthernGeneral6512 · Well-Known Member

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    It really are an inspiration anti_carb that you have had so much work done and yet still looking to drive :clap:

    All the best leb I'm sure everything will be fine :thumbup:
     
  5. the_anticarb

    the_anticarb · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I am an inspiration SG, I will drive until someone forcibly takes my driving license off me! My right eye is fine, so with both eyes open I have a perfect visual field. Let's hope it stays that way!
     
  6. Areej

    Areej · Newbie

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    very inspiring the_anticarb
    my husband has been going through this ordeal for the past 2 years..they keep telling him he needs more laser but when we went to Barraquer Hospital in Barcelona - Spain the Dr there told us his laser treatment is done and if he keeps bleeding that means he needs a vitrectomy..I'm convinced that these government hospitals we have here only do a vitrectomy when it's too late and detachment occurs..please tell me the name of the hospital you got your vitrectomy at so we can go get a consultation before we decide if we want to do it it in spain or the uk
    and did anyone hear about Barraquer Ophthalmology ? are they really the best in the world?
    I live in middle east by the way :S
     
  7. Jonny27

    Jonny27 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thanks you for all these post about diabetic eye bleed
    Sine Han 31-2014 I've had hell started off with small speck in vision went to local a&e sent me to Birmingham eye hospital (amazing service ) told me I neede 3 laser session each eye doing one eye as a priucaution only !! Went back next day for laser but they had lost the key to room so send me to my local hospital for urgent treatment 17 days later I get there after calling every day was told needed loads more than before had treatment on good eye the one without bleed . I went back 3 times in the week saying my vision wasn't roght kink in sight told nothing wrong the following Monday I had major bleed was told to wait until it's cleared I went to hospital once every week saying it was not clear infinally in May I saw a consultant after saying I was going Private the The consultant consultant was national health he operated in June and again in July saying my retina was scarred back and frontI have hardly any vision in that I it is like looking through blemished glass i've had 6000 shots of Liaserin my good eye and was told it was okay this I has now had three bleeds within three weeks and I'm seeing the specialist on Monday I was told by the consultant it was my own fault I had not looked after my diabetes when in fact I had looked after it and had my eyes checked in November 2013 I'm can't carry on with this I feel the end of my world has come after reading your post I'm demanding more treatment I was told by my local hospital it's a luck dip if I get the eye injection they tell me I've had some but nobody's ever injected my eyes feel really let down by nhs I'm contacting the price place mentioned in this post Tuesday after I see nhs Monday
    Thanks for the info
     
  8. Scottishlass500

    Scottishlass500 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I have been a type1 diabetic fir 266 years and am 16 weeks pregnant. I had my first bleed last week following laser the week before, however I have been having laser on and off for the last two years. This entire thread has given me hope within what has been a very dark time. I'd love to know how all your eyes are now.... I recently asked my eye consultant if i should expect this laser pattern to be a routine part of my life for ever more which she said shouldn't. So as I said would love to know where you are all at 4-5 years down the line. I hope it has continued to be a positive experience for you all and thank you again for your un-intentional support. It's been appreciated! :)
     
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    Scottishlass500 Type 1 · Newbie

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    VampyrEngel Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I am sorry about your eyes I just recently had an operation on my right eye and everything seemed to be OK untill today this minute where I got a slight floater line and this has me worried so I took some drops I see the Dr's at Stoke Mandaville, Aylesbury on Wednesday I hope your eyes are OK Anti Carb
     
  11. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Scottishlass500 My avatar is totally misleading as the following will prove. Diagnosed Type 1 at 11 months; had haemorrhage in right eye early 1979 and had primitive laser treatment at King's College Hospital. By 1983 both eyes had been done more than once. Nothing since then. The photograph was taken in 2014 and those specs are £5 reading ones! The secret to this turnaround was the fact that the ophthalmologist in 1979 said that if I didn't get to grips with my control, I'd be blind by the age of 23. I worshipped him and blood glucose meters, which in those days would not have fitted in any pocket! Seriously my near normal HbA1c allowed me to continue with deteriorating kidneys (from 1973) right up to a kidney/pancreas transplant 4.5 years ago today! Your eye consultant should prove correct, but a good HbA1C will have a bearing. Good luck with the pregnancy and the diabetes.
     
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