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I went today to have laser treatment in my eye for macular oedema.l was very concerned because on reading about it I had thought it could take about 15 minutes to 40 minutes and could be uncomfortable. It took 5 minutes to laser my eye and was not at all uncomfortable. I have put this on here in the hope that it may help someone else who is concerned about it

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Thanks for that Koalajane, I hope all will be well and please let us know how it goes. xx

I am having it reviewed in 3 months time as that is how long it takes to show any improvement

Hello what is the lazer treatment for and is it private or NHS in the uk my wife has dry maculer degereration and wondered if this is done for this type of eye complaint

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Koalajane in reply to Edward1944

This was done on the NHS for macular oedema, I am not sure whether it is done for macular degeneration. I am told it will mean I won’t need so many injections

Well done, very interesting.

Always good to share. I had laser treatment for high eye pressure which was also painless and speedy.

Thanks for letting us know about the laser treatment, sounds a lot nicer than the Eyelea jabs I have for AMD. Glad it went well for you.

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Koalajane in reply to RP1944

My thoughts were that it was better than my injections!

That’s good to know.

Had laser for cloudy cataract replacement lens. No pain at all. After excruciating injection and very bad bleed after my last jag had a smashing we lady doc…..minimal sharp pain and no aftereffects at all. Would feel much less anxious if I could be sure to get her every time. Glad your experience was also unexpectedly a good one. Go well.

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