So it was back to opthalmology last Monday. I went through the usual routine – read the eye test chart, drops in both eyes, glaucoma check, etc. I was then seen by someone I had not seen previously who is their retinopathy expert. They said that I had retinopathy in the right eye (but the left was unaffected) that needed needed extensive PAN laser treatment and that they would do the first session there and then. The description was if there were leaking vessels everywhere despite the bleed seeming to have come from a single point (from the inside looking out). The whole procedure was quite uncomfortable although I was told it would be painless, and I was left with quite a sore eye and a bad headache that developed into a migraine. I then had to wait until I got home to take some painkillers as getting hold of some in a hospital seems impossible.
I go back for further lasering in six weeks but am not looking forward to it. This time I will take a supply of painkillers. The worse thing is that it all felt very rushed and lacked any real explanation!