http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/tpco-drr050312.php Since I am going "under the knife/laser" again this month this was a topical one to start the week... I thought I had my BG under good control, last HbA1c was 5.2 but on my last visit to the eye clinic to check on the success of the right eye repair he tells me I have to return for another zap in my left eye. It is an unpleasant experience and mucks up your vision for hours afterwards, well it is the chuffing drops the nurse puts in them that does it... I do wonder if having hypertension as well does aggravate it. Disheartening and one has to re-summon the willpower to go on let alone steel the nerves to actually honour the appointment. That said it might have saved my sight so I suggest to anyone who reads this please attend the clinic. They do their best and it is all free. 8) Diabetic retinopathy research could reduce screening costs The research team developed a model that simulated the progression of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes and related screening, in order to predict the rates of retinopathy-related sight loss. The model used data from the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in the South West of the UK and the research team generated comparative 15-year forecasts to assess the differences between current screening policies and those proposed by the findings of the study.