My mother has been diagnosed with bleeding behind the retina for 12 weeks now. She is getting shots every 6 weeks
to help with the bleeding. The situation is getting worse. She is unable to see at all , and she sees what she describes as lights going around. She is due for another shot in 6 weeks. My mother is concerned that she is going blind.
Is this something that can be cured?
She likely has wet macular degeneration at this point (other possibilities would be diabetic bleeding or a stroke to the eye). The injections have helped us tremendously in treating these problems but are not a cure in most cases. They reverse and stop vision loss to a certain extent. She is likely a lot better off with the injections than she would have been other wise. If you have any doubts, you could always get a second opinion from another retina specialist to see if all is being done by current day standards of care. Some surgeons give the injections every 4 weeks to begin with but 6 is not unreasonable either if it is helping.
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