Diagnosed approx. 4 years ago, diabetic for the last 30 years. Had avastin injections in left eye for a while, then both eyes were treated and the right eye cleared completely after about 12 injections but left eye still has leakage. Ophthalmologist recently switched to Eylea so I think I'm on my 6th injection which is given monthly.
Really didn't have any complications with Avastin other than some pain and discomfort which usually disappeared after a good night's sleep. Have had many haemorrhages, never know when a blood vessel will be ruptured. There was one time where the ointment given after the procedure did give me extreme pain that I couldn't shake until I applied hot compresses over my left eye and then the ointment started oozing out relieving my pain so no more ointment for me.
I found the Eylea injections more painful and then 2 months ago I experienced the worst pain ever after the freezing wore off. I did need painkillers but did not really help for approx, 24 hrs. and then my vision was blurry for another 3 or 4 days. Reported this to my ophthalmologist and he stopped using Iodine and switched to Chloro something, I forget. Anyhow, night and day difference, last injection was basically pain free, I was able to do normal things that day for the first time in a long time. Vision in right eye is 20/20 and 20/30 in left eye.
Things are definitely improving, read a book by Jason Fung called "The Diabetes Code" and that has helped me lower my insulin resistance thus also helping my vision.