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Laser injections for macular oedema

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Koalajane

My consultant today has recommended I have laser treatment which she says should mean I won’t need injections as often. Has anyone has this and how was it? Is there anything I should be aware of

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I haven't ever heard anything Koalajane but wouId be very interested to know more. x

Thanks. The consultant was very good and I am having a dye test first to see if my eyes are suitable for this.

I hope you get on well with it if you go ahead. Good luck. x

Thank you

Yes I have had laser treatment I have also had the FA dye test with mine it showed ischemia in my left eye which meant I could no longer have injections in that eye. Laser would burn away side vision which is what I have so we agreed not to do that either. The FA will show where laser can be done safely and how effective injections will be. I wish u the best.

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Koalajane in reply to tallyho

Thanks, that is what the consultant has said. I have had Lucentis injections and now having Eylea injections,

They weigh up very carefully if and where to do it as it causes damage itself whilst sorting out the problem. My problem is too close to the fovea so they tell me they won't laser mine as I'd end up worse off. I have brvo with mac oedema , not sure they offer laser for wetmd.

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Koalajane in reply to eyesright

I have macular oedema

Hi I have had laser 5 times with the Lucentus injection 3 times, plus the implant.. The laser is great it doesn’t hurt but if you do feel it does you can tell her to turn it down and she will adjust it for you. It definitely does help. Good luck and don’t worry about it xxxx

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Koalajane in reply to sarahc333

Thanks Sarah

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sarahc333 in reply to Koalajane

Your very welcome 😀

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Koalajane in reply to sarahc333

Sarah will I be able to work the next day?

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sarahc333 in reply to Koalajane

Yes so sorry fir the late reply x

Good luck ..I look forward to hearing what happens as the idea of injections for the rest of my life isn’t great!

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