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PRP stands for pan retinal photocoagulation. It is the standard of care for proliferative diabetic retinopathy, which it sounds like your optometrist has been, dutifully, watching slowly get worse and worse every year with no idea of what he was seeing.
This is the best therapy you can get for this condition. The side effects, which can be loss of night vision, loss of light sensitivity, decreased peripheral vision, macular edema, bleeding, etc -- really -- are of no true concern since without PRP you have a high chance of loosing significant vision.
It sounds like you are in good hands with the ophthalmologist who is treating you now. I recommend that from this point on you have all your eye care done by an MD.
Here is an excellent article on your condition:
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Let me read ur answer pls
OK. Here is an article on PRP:
I will be good with those websites
Tyvm for ur time Dr. Rick
My pleasure. Best of luck to you....
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