What to Expect After Laser Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist, talks about what to expect after having laser eye treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

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Dr. Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist, talks about what to expect after having laser eye treatment for diabetic retinopathy.
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Featuring Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist

Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds

After having laser in the eye, what you can expect is a short period, about 10 to 15 minutes, of discolouration of your vision, which starts out as a purple colour and then slowly fades into a red or pink colour, and eventually becomes normal vision in about 15 minutes.

Aside from that, very, very rarely, we’ll see somebody have a headache enough that they need Tylenol, but nothing more than that. In addition, you should have someone to drive you afterwards, to get home. You are allowed to use a cell phone, you are allowed to use your computer, read a book, watch TV. Once the dilation wears off, you are free to do everything, there are no restrictions in activities. If you find any problems, which are extremely rare, such as tremendous number of floaters, or anything that you think is a vision loss, you should immediately get help, as you should in any time that this type of thing happens.

For more information about laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy, talk to your eye doctor.

Presenter: Dr. Amit Gupta, Ophthalmologist, Scarborough, ON

Local Practitioners: Ophthalmologist

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