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scottrod13

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So Ive had laser eye surgery twice now, once in each eye, and my vision is all of a sudden blurry and very sensitive to light. I can get by with reading glasses, but it has me worried. The doctor said it should clear up in a couple of weeks. Has anyone else experienced this after laser surgery for diabetic retinopathy? Please let me know so I can put my mind at ease. Thanks...Scott:eek:

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What kind of retinopathy? Edema and proliferative retinopathy are very different treatments.

Edema will clear once the fluid buildup dissipates.

Pan-retinal photocoagulation for proliferative - not sure why it gets better, if it does. It might be a brain adjustment thing; because the damage is permanent. Are your eyes still dilated? I'm having a hard time remembering what it was like in the days after. That was 18 years ago.

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Some remain sensitive to light and cannot drive after dark.
Mine are somewhat sensitive, but I can drive fine. Real dark, wet nights I generally don't.
Depth perception will be impacted. I have a very hard time catching a baseball, and I have trouble hitting tennis balls. But I can knock a hockey puck out of the air fine with my stick.

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aiah23

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I experienced the light sensitivity after laser surgeries for 'floaters'. It did clear up after a couple of weeks. What didn't clear up, that feeling like my eyes are always super dry. I will never wear contacts again b/c of that.

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scottrod13

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It is proliferative retinopathy. I had my last laser treatment done on the 17th of this month and the one before was on the 8th. I guess it kind of feels like my eyes are still dilated. When I did the eye chart both times before my surgeries they said I had 20/20 vision. So, Im hoping this just goes away.




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