SJAS Posted December 7, 2004 Share Posted December 7, 2004 We saw a retina specialist today. He thinks that Steve is having radiation retinopathy, which normally can occur from 6 mos.-2 years after radiation. Steve's was probably accelerated because he is a Type 2 diabetic - even though his was well-controlled and he had been repeatedly tested before and had no problems. Dr. thinks it "set the stage" for the quick damage. More tests this p.m. to see if they can do anything. They hope to at least be able to control the swelling and then see what can be done perhaps with a laser. If the major problem is from the swelling, it is hopeful. If most of it is vascular damage - things don't look too good. It may also be progressive. Anyone who has had WBR should really take note if they have a quick change in their vision. Sadly, today is Steve's birthday. Guess his present is that there is still hope of saving his vision. Right now he is unable to read anymore. That was one of the things left in his life that he loved to do and still could do. I have a lot of experience with people who are blind, but I also know what a blow this is. Sorry for the whining. Just that he just re-registered his car after getting his stabe scans last month and now this. At least we had stable scans.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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