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Diabetic, had undrgone vitreoctomy for detached retina, had IOL implantaion due to a damaged lens. What should i do next?

Hi I am 48 year old and diabetic for last 5 years. I had undrgone vitreoctomy for detached retina last year and after six months of surgery had IOL implantaion due to a damaged lens . Still my vision is close to 6/36 only and now the Doctors are suggesting YAG laser to improve vision. Request you considered opinion on this matter.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Hello,

Bad vision is due to retinal detachment.
Diabetes also worsens the vision by causing Diabetic retinopathy.
YAG laser will coagulate the hemorrhagic spots in the retina and help improve the vision.
maintaining tight control of blood sugar will be important in the management of diabetic retinopathy.
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Diabetologist Dr. Pratap VGM's  Response
DEAR SIR/MADAM

DIABETES RETINOPATHY - CAUSED BY ABNORMAL BLOOD VESSELS PROLIFERATION IN THE RETINA CAUSING PERMANENT LOSS OF VISION.

VITREOCTOMY FOR DETACHED RETINA IS DONE IN PROLIFERATIVE DIABETES RETINOPATHY, WHICH CAUSES TRACTIONAL RETINAL DETACHMENT.

YAG LASER COAGULATES THE PROLIFERATED SITES IN RETINA WHICH SPARES THE CENTRAL VISION, WHICH IS VERY GOOD YOU CAN PROCEED.

THANKS
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Diabetic, had undrgone vitreoctomy for detached retina, had IOL implantaion due to a damaged lens. What should i do next?

Hello, Bad vision is due to retinal detachment. Diabetes also worsens the vision by causing Diabetic retinopathy. YAG laser will coagulate the hemorrhagic spots in the retina and help improve the vision. maintaining tight control of blood sugar will be important in the management of diabetic retinopathy.