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Old 10-04-2018, 22:14   #11
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Originally Posted by VeeJay View Post
Edit: I did a search for this surgery, called vitrectomy, and it is, indeed, for retinopathy
My father had numerous laser treatments; their purpose is to coagulate the proliferating blood vessels in the eye and stop them from bursting and releasing blood into the vitreous humor (the jelly-like substance in our eyeballs). The vitreous humor can slowly reabsorb small amounts of blood.

But my dad's eyes produced blood faster than it could be reabsorbed, so they did the vitrectomy. In that procedure, they replace the blood-contaminated vitreous humor with new vitreous humor. In essence, you go back to Square One. It worked but they could not stop the bleeding. You can do repeated vitrectomies but, in my father's case, it proved to be fairly unproductive.

Again, though, that was 20-30 years ago when BG control was far looser than what it is now. My father had already been a 30-year diabetic at that point.

Now with less sugar!

A1c 09-15-2020: 5.6; no meds. Thank you LCHF!
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