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It sounds like your branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) has caused swelling and/or damage to the area of your retina called the macula.
Yes, I also have that.
As a retina specialist it sounds to me like you are getting state of the art care.
Is it reversable? That will depend upon how much damage was done to your macula and the retinal capillary system (and an area called the foveal avascular zone) by your BRVO.
Less then 10 years ago all we had was the laser. Obviously that didn't work for you. In this situation I would, all other things being equal, use injections with a medicine called either avastin, lucentis, or a new one called afibercept.
I have had Avastin, previously, and my Dr. thinks Lucentis is the best treatment for now.
They are very similar in their molecular action and work about the same. That being said, it is not a bad idea to try lucentis if the avastin response has not been as good as one would have liked.
Lucentis is about 100x more expensive though.....
I don't have enough experience yet with afibercept to tell if it will work better then either of the other two drugs we've discussed. Time will tell.
Does this make sense to you?
Thankyou for your time, and answers. My family has been urging me to get a 2nd opinion.
A second opinion can never hurt.......It has been my pleasure to help you.
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