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I am a retina specialist and deal with CSR issues all the time.
Was it the general ophthalmologist who injected your eye with Avastin?
Did the doctor who did the injection do an extended exam after dilating your eyes, perhaps by putting a large contact lens on your eye? Do you know if a OCT was done (computer test...takes a few minutes) or a fluorescein angiogram (injection of dye into your arm followed right away by lots of pictures....and afterwards you pee bright yellow)?
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they did not do a dye test this time as they probably knew it was either CSR or PCV as I had CSR 13 years ago.
was this the right treatment? My neighbot who had diabetic retinopath
said had spots on her eye and her retina doctor lasered the leaks and
did a surgery on her eye to "drain" the fluid. This seems like an aggressive treatment, Are there downsides to this treatment?
Should I pursue this kind of treatment to get rid of the fluid/blood asap?
a day(or 2 days) after the avastin injection. the spot seems not get bigger any more. My vision seems to improve a little bit as I can see figures not and colors but it's still very bad.
The doctor also said I MAY not gain my vision back which alarmed me
will hi altitude affect my eye?
will flying affect my eye?
I was told to stay away from blood thinners/exercise for awhile or until this
Is there anything I can do to hasten the blood fluid absorbtion so I can see
I sent u a link of a pic. can u please let me know what u think of it.
and compare it with other patients who has this? How bad does it look?
Another quick question. He mentioned 3 drugs. Avastin, visudyne and Lucentis(?). I asked what the best drug is, he said all 3 are good but insurance probably wont pay for visudyne and lucentis which cost $2000
My internet research :) seems to say that the 3 drugs are good for
sealing the leaks but avastin does nothing for the polyp/abnormal blood vessels, unlike visudyne. Is this true? what is your opinion on this. Thank you.
why do I need more than 1 injection? (it hurts a lot :) )
based on your experience and the blood that you saw,
how long do you think the spot in my center of vision will disappear?
ur offline already. just wanted to send you another doc.
this is the progression of the spot I see on my right eye.
It started on the 14th, big spot on the upper right of the center of vision.
Worst was on the 18th when I had to rush to the retina specialist.
eye pressure was between 10-12 pts. blood pressure was normal.
as you can see on the 20th(today) the spot got a little(just a little bit smaller) and I can see colors when I watch TV. and figures too.
AS my last email said, based on your experience, and the blood that you saw, how long do you think will the spot clear?
When you said that you think the blood is in the sub retinal part.
Is that good or bad???