Dry mac continues even though wet mac (bleeding) has taken place

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After several days of very seeing a very blurry spot in my left eye, I saw the retinal specialist. Of course, the blurriness had disappeared by the time I saw him, but I learned something. He confimed what the tech had told me in that dry mac continues after diagnosis of wet mac. It does NOT go away. Loss of vision continues and in fact one's life is like a roller coaster with ups and downs. Seeing that black ball when getting up out of bed is from a drop in blood pressure. He acknowledged that I probably shouldn't drive as long as I felt nervous about it, but after some time had past and I felt more comfortable about driving to use my own judgement. I felt this was good advice as I've already noticed I have good driving days and days when I really don't see well enough to drive safely. I have only had one shot of Avastin in my eye and that was when two cysts were seen. I will not have another one until I have another bleed. Fine with me.


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    My Dad has had a problem with bleeding in his eye. Is there a risk if he has a cataract operation? He also has eyedrops for his dry eyes.  Please advise. Thank you.

    I hopr your eye vision improves. Please explain what Avastin is for . Thanks.

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      I have had cataract surgery in both eyes. No problem. Avastin was and is a drug used for colon cancer. It's a scary drug. Lots of serious side effects, but there is nothing out there that does not have them. It is used to seal the blood vessels. It's been almost two months since I had a shot and so far, no more bleeding. It's now a wait and see thing.

      Vision pretty good this morning. Yesterday, I had a bad blurry spot in my central vision of my left eye. This is what I can expect.

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      My doctor told me that seeing wavy lines, a blurry spot, crooked buildings, meant something was going on with the macula. Sometimes I see a blank space--half a face--no print on a page. There are times when I see a black ball--just for a few seconds.
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    Saw my retinal speciast yesterday. Had to have my second shot of Avastin. No surprise. I had been seeing even stranger things during the last week--an entire paragraph (alert) on my cell was one big wave. Letters at the beginning and ending of some words were dropping, turning sideways, then reappearing where she should be.  Then, as I was in the waiting room, a bright light appeared on the wall. Got brighter and brighter, then faded away only to start all over. This stuff is interesting. I will now go in for a shot in that eye on a regular basis. Next one in five weeks. He will try to stretch the time period between shots as we go along.

    This time, I had little tearing after the shot. Sun nearly blinded me even though I had dark glasses on. It did not stay sore as long, either. I went out to lunch with my daughter, then home for a long nap. By the time I got up, the soreness had disappeared and by that evening, most of the blurriness from the shot was gone. I've noticed a couple of new floaters. My vision is still not as good in that eye. I wonder if I lost some by waiting to see him at my regular appointment time instead of calling him a little earlier.

    Not able to take those vitamins because of the zinc. Now I see they are offering zinc-free eye vitamins.


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