My wet macular degeneration dr used a laser and now thinks its old age deterioration...

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**I am seeing doctor that seems to be caring but when I had a problem seeing after a surgery he said he thinks is photoreceptors dying and now I find his use of laser causes damage to the retina by burning receptors ...So why use that method when I am doing ok, at east as well as the eylea shots can do? Maybe I need a second opinion...

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    Mmmm! on Tuesday I attended a macular clinic. Amongst other things the doctor asked how I was seeing. I replied "Not quite as well but still pretty good. He looked at the retinal scan which showed almost no distortion, thought for a few moments and the proposed that we continue with no treatment. That tells me that even within so small a part as an eye that doctor was not practicing holistic medicine. I can see that distortion from liquid behind the retina has virtually resolved but foggy bits move around and make reading difficult from time to time. The lack of considering the eye as a whole worries me; I wonder if that lack is troubling you too.

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      I am sorry I missed your question. I have similar problems in both eyes; I was referring to my right eye. The distortion has almost completely resolved. It seems that the wait and see was justified. I am having shots in my left eye. The complex distortion with shots quarterly for about 2 years has resolved to a simple curve from center eye towards 2 o'clock. I can now, if necessary, read with the left eye.

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      The distortion disappeared as the eye somewhat changed, unfortunately something was wrong but it was not my macuar degeneration, my macula is healthy and I have retina doctor that gives me Eyelea and so far that keeps my eyes stable. I cannot drive because that eye is not able to read road signs and everything becomes blurry as it get a few feet away. Apparently it seems I have the wrong IOL and that is a different situation. Sorry, I do not know about your eyes and I am not a doctor, so maybe yours is a different situation. Get a second opinion, see a specialist, that is what I did and I am so happy I did so. Good luck.

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      Thank you. I expect our problems are different. Mine are Retinal Vein occlusion with Macular Oedema. I was really commenting on the problem of specialist focus leaving the patient and GP to raise holistic concerns. That cannot be ideal but it is normal. I see a number of different doctors at the eye clinic and that provides a degree of check. The injections in my left eye are also Eylea. I do hope your problems resolve.

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