Intra-retinal Hemorrhages

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Has anyone here ever had these "bleeds". It's not as scary as it sounds, but every time it happeneds, I get a grayish area that stays, and "blanks out" my vision. Completely where it is, but they are tiny, so it's not that disruptive unless you are looking at something and then you shift your eyes and it disappears! 

I'm just wondering if they are permanent. I asked my doctor, but he gave kind of a vaque answer like, they could get better, and watch you blood pressure and blood sugar so you don't get more of them, etc.

I also had a "vein" beed, which was much diferent. In that case, there was a constant blak dot in the middle of my vision. Afraid that it might have been macular degeneration (it happened overnight, woke up with it), I immediately called the eye doctor, an when he saw me, they took pictures, etc., he said it was a retinal hemorrhage, but not associated with my retinopathy, as were the intra-retinal ones. That spot  has almost completely gone away after 6 months, but since it wasn't like the other ones, I am wondering if the other ones will ever go away. I've had them about 3 years, and there is no change, good or bad, in them.

Help?!

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    Not sure re your retinal issues but Ralph has been seeing a retina specialist for many years now. Sadly the left eye had a CVRO so no central vision at all. We fight monthly with Lucentis injections to save the right eye which also has a BVRO. He also will get his 3rd Ozurdex steroid implant in May. The inflammation has decreased but his eyesight in the better eye is very poor. He has also had laser for glaucoma which did little to help. We have a terrific specialist who shares his progress, or not showing current and previous month photos on huge screen. Very helpful. Best wishes.
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      Thank you, best of luck, Ralph. My mother used to have those shots every 2-3 months. They worked at stopping wet AMD in the good eye.
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