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Retinal Detachment

Hi doctor,
My mom was suffering from diabetic retinopathy. She underwent twice laser surgery then she changed her doctor and her new doctor again performed laser surgery on her, after 3 months her doctor diagnosed that she is having a retina detachment so her doctor operated her by silicon oil treatment again after 3 months she got a retinal tear and she underwent a quick laser fix for it. Now its been a year after the first treatment with her later doctor but still her vision is not improved a bit. As well she is experiencing floats, bubbles and a dark spot sometimes in a day along her linew of vision. Please advice.
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Diabetes is among the leading causes of poor vision and blindness worldwide. Laser tries to arrest the disease not cure it. Probably not your mom but many diabetics do not take care of their disease, they are obese or overweight, smoke, do not exercises, eat poor diets or take their medications.

The prognosis for your mother is poor given the time and treatment over the past years.  I would suggest a 3rd opinion. If that Eye MD says nothing can be done to improve the vision

A very important factor is that when the eyes fail there is a very high incidence of heart, brain, kidney and blood vesses, extremitity disease.


Be sure she takes meticulous care of her diabetes.

JCH MD
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Thanks doctor..
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In the worst case, of this problem can u suggest a best way to help her seeing?
like eye transplant and all?
any other way to make her independent?
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