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Laser eye treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by smithyg17, May 2, 2020.

  1. smithyg17

    smithyg17 · Newbie

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    Hi

    Just looking for a a bit of advice/guidance.

    I recently had a change in my left eye where new blood vessels were forming and causing damage to eye.
    I got referred to a catarac unit in the hospital after going to regular appointments at the eye clinic to laser treatment on my left eye to laser off the new blood vessels.

    I had this treatment yesterday morning (30/04/20) and was told that it went quite well.
    Since the last night and throughout today, I appear to have blurred vision on my left eye (even when I wear my glasses and contact lenses).
    Is this normal to happen?
    Will the blurred vision go away?
    Is there anything I can do to help the blurred vision go away?
    Any help would be appreciate :)

    Thanks
    Graeme
     
  2. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    It will take some time. I'd expect nothing different given it was yesterday
     
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Blurred vision is not unusual for a day or so after PRP laser. However, if it persists, contact your ophthalmologist to discuss.
     
  4. smithyg17

    smithyg17 · Newbie

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    Okay that’s a bit of a relief to hear. Thanks you both for your input :)
     
  5. Sjayh

    Sjayh · Member

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    Hii. I had this done.
    I had blurred vision and pain in the back of my eyes for a few days/week after. It goes don't worry.
    Feel free to read it on my blog... araneljay.com drop a message if you need
     
  6. EmiY

    EmiY Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, I'm a newbie here.
    Good to know you had laser eye surgery and hopefully your vision is better.
    My friend told me she has this condition with type 2 diabetes with eating disorder. I'd tell her there's hope, as she likes drawing.
    Take care x
     
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