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Pre proliferative retinopathy scare.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by Sandymcat, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Sandymcat

    Sandymcat Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi
    I'm brand new on here, and today I received a letter that has absolutely terrified me! I have to go back in 6 months for an appointment at a digital surveillance clinic. Typical that it arrives on a Saturday so I've got the whole weekend to fret and worry! Any thoughts? My diabetes control needs to be far better than it is!
    I am really scared of the procedure involving laser or injection into my eye. Can I help stop this or is it too late?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Sandymcat Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thank you. I really have worked myself up into a state!
     
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    Sandymcat Type 1 · Newbie

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    Not helped by the man who did the screening on Monday and said it all looked fine and he'd be surprised if I got a call up less than 12 months. I'm aware, I have had a serious wake up call!
     
  5. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have struggled to write this reply as I felt I needed to as I was like you a while ago!! Any eye treatment is daunting, and you don't yet know what is required so I wouldn't freak out just yet until you know..An awful lot of long time diabetics need a little lasering at times and believe me it is not that bad! If it is preserving your sight and is pretty painless....

    Good luck:) x
     
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