If you had blood under or in your retina and, from what you have posted, this sounds like what is going on, then it is very unlikely that CSR is your issue at this point.
You most likely have a choroidal neovascular membrane. Avastin, and drugs like it (lucentis
, afibrocept) is the treatment of choice for this condition, especially if the blood is directly under your macula
The laser therapy your friend had for diabetes, along with the surgery to "drain the fluid (vitrectomy
) is a different deal completely.
This is not something you need to even think about at this time nor, hopefully, in the future. It is major eye surgery
I am glad to hear that your vision has stabilized and even improved a bit already. That is a very good sign. I'm sure your doctor told you that you will most likely need further injections to control the bleeding, the next one in about 3 or 4 weeks, depending on how things go....
Concerning your future vision, your doctor is correct. The outcome is up in the air right now. One thing to keep in mind....before Avastin I told all my patient that we are hoping that they may not loose all their central vision.....improvement was not even an option back then.
Now, with Avastin, and drugs like it, not only am I able to prevent further vision loss, but I am able to get vision back -- sometimes to 20/20 -- in many patients.
So. What is the take home message? Do everything your retina doctor tells you to do and do not miss any appointments.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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