Roger and I have discussed starting a discussion on the problems affecting our eyes. I have age-related macular degeneration, not diabetic retinopathy. My problem is genetic, I have 2 sisters who went blind because of it. I had laser surgery and Lucentis injections. I gather Roger has diabetic retinopathy. He is getting steroid injections in preparation for getting cataract surgery. He is having trouble with his sight now, so that is why I’m starting this thread. Following is a copy of what was posted on another thread.
Roger - just woke from nap after getting steroid inj in my left eye at 0 am not see ing to well have moving black spot pluss cataract to deal with having to guss on some of the keys so i hope you can read this and make sence of it will do my bg in alittle wile if i can read it i will post it
now just have to wate for surg on tue to get rid of this dam cataract so i can see out of at least one
and they did move second surg up to the 16
love u all ROGER
hope all are as well as can be today
ps i copied this from another post just cant see to retype hope it makes sence
ok doing better then earler today very stressfull getting the steroid shot in the eye it takes a lot to have it don and it gets harder each time and this makes 4 times in the left and on the 5 th it will be the 4 in right eye and second surg is set for the 16 has any one had the steroid inj in there eyes?
donna13 replied about 5 hours ago[-]
I debated about posting on this because I don't want to minimize what you are going through. I haven't had steroids injected in my eye, but I did have injections of Lucentis. This was for a bleed in my eye caused by MD - it slows down the growth of vascular activity in the eye. I know that any steroid injection is painful, so my experience can't compare to yours. But I feel I have to talk about my experience in case others need to have eye injections. It was relatively painless, I only felt pressure as the needle was inserted. Of course they froze the eye before injecting. The worst part that I experienced was the ring they put in the eye to keep it open. This irritated my eye. I never saw the needle coming, I think I was blinded by the bright light shining in my eye. So if anyone needs to get injections,don't fear it too much. Depending on what is injected it can be relatively painless
Both Roger and I think this data important to know and we will be willing to answer any questions you may have. I have found a site - retinaeyedoctor.com - that I found helpful.
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