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My eyes - Retinas ...

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by fletchweb, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:44 PM.

  1. fletchweb

    fletchweb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Gee, my pupils are still dilated so everything is a bit blurry at the moment. Hopefully I don't have many typos. Just got back from the ophthalmologist. As a kid family and health professionals would constantly remind me that I could lose my sight if I didn;t take care of myself - A hell of a thing to be told when you're only 5 yrs old. So over the years I've developed this anxiety of losing my sight.

    About 10 years ago I finally got over that anxiety Just saw my ophthalmologist. - after living with type 1 for 51 years I'm happy to say that my retinas are good! I won't see him until next year - however I wouldn't call this success - I call it being lucky

    I'll be glad when my pupils return to normal :)
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news, all down to your good control. Well done.

    Sometimes HCPs forget the carrot when they are using the stick.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news @fletchweb . Success or luck, after 51yrs you are a leading example for us all to take inspiration from.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My pupils took about 4 hours to get back to normal, they’d said one hour! :cool:
     
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    Robkww · Well-Known Member

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    51 years - fantastic effort @fletchweb and well done on the retinas!
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find it varies from year to year about how long it takes for my pupils to undilate (might not be a word but I'm going to stick with it!).
    Most of the time I am back to normality within about an hour but on one occasion it took 4 hours. Since then, I have made sure I work from home on the day of my scan so I don't have to cross a major road when everything is blurry and restrict my planned work to phone calls rather than writing reports.
     
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