Back for the 2nd Time :-( - advice please

Geministar1

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Type 2
Hi Kaylz did the lasering help? I've had 7 lots of eyelea without any improvement and reached a point where I feel I can't bear the thought of the rest of my life having injections every four weeks. I also worry that by refusing to continue with the injections that I will not be monitored further so its like a bit of a catch 22
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Hi Kaylz did the lasering help? I've had 7 lots of eyelea without any improvement and reached a point where I feel I can't bear the thought of the rest of my life having injections every four weeks. I also worry that by refusing to continue with the injections that I will not be monitored further so its like a bit of a catch 22
To be honest there were no issues with my vision due to the proliferative retinopathy so I didn't notice any difference after having it done, I was having check ups every 3 months at the time so it probably hadn't had a chance to effect my vision or anything, I would be unsure how they would follow you up should you refuse further treatment but I do suggest chatting to them about it, I admit I wasn't a fan of going and having them (who would be!) but I wouldn't not have tried xx
 

Geministar1

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Type 2
To be honest there were no issues with my vision due to the proliferative retinopathy so I didn't notice any difference after having it done, I was having check ups every 3 months at the time so it probably hadn't had a chance to effect my vision or anything, I would be unsure how they would follow you up should you refuse further treatment but I do suggest chatting to them about it, I admit I wasn't a fan of going and having them (who would be!) but I wouldn't not have tried xx
I think its the fact that there is no end in sight, after 8 treatments and no improvements. By monitored I mean just a yearly check to see how it is progressing. I did discuss with my eye specialist, however he is not the most approachable person and his view was that the treatment may be stopping it worsening though there has been no improvement to date.
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
I think its the fact that there is no end in sight, after 8 treatments and no improvements. By monitored I mean just a yearly check to see how it is progressing. I did discuss with my eye specialist, however he is not the most approachable person and his view was that the treatment may be stopping it worsening though there has been no improvement to date.
They would still do your annual retinopathy check, they have no right to stop that, it is possible that its stopping progression though but its completely your choice, me personally would carry on just in case it is stopping it progressing to worse but I understand why some would choose not to if it hadn't been a successful treatment for them xx
 
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