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.
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.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.