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I don't know what happen to part 1; I hit the 5000 limit and submitted. Unfortunately I didn’t save a copy so I will try to gv a summary again.
07/26/13 I had a ruptured Retina Arterial Macro Aneurysm in my left eye. The retina specialist did the dye to see how much blood was in my eye. I had so much blood, it wouldn’t show any arteries to tell where the bleeding was coming from. I also had a lot of fluid in the bottom. They said I was too bad for surgery due to large volume of blood and my only hope to get my vision back was Avistan shots which I recv’d on Monday 07/29/13. He said normally shots are every 30 days but w/ my volume of blood he wanted me to wait 6 weeks.
09/09/13 I went for f/u appt. I was so excited to tell him that light went into my eye 5 days earlier and I got slight amount of peripheral vision on left and right. Vision is blurry w/ 2 eyes & I hv to close left eye 95% of the time due to light hurting and this is the only way I can focus to see detail. (My right eye has far/near sighted & astigmatism w/ 20/20 vision).
He was so upset when I told him about the light, he thought my retina had detached. He looked at my eye and said "You have “FRESH” blood." He took a needle thing and pushed my eyelids down to the very bottom all the way around. When I tried to question him about the ‘fresh’ blood, he ignored me or changed the subject every time. (He also didn’t document this in his medical records!). He immediately told me originally the aneurysm burst behind my retina. Now it has jumped into my eyeball and there was already a scar forming; therefore, I couldn’t have injections and surgery to remove the scar or the large amount of blood was too risky. He said less than 20% of the blood was absorbed & it was going to take months to go away; roughly until July 2014. Then I was shocked when he technically “released me” WITH FRESH BLOOD STILL IN MY EYE. He said we now have to play watch and see what the blood does by an appt. every 6 weeks.
Today I got a copy of my records & I ended up w/ more questions that is bothering me.
My questions were:
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