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Background Retinopathy

Discussion in 'Diabetic Retinopathy' started by Mr_Pot, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just received the result of my 4th retinopathy scan since diagnosis. My HbA1c has been between 36 and 40 during that time. I have mentioned before that I was told by the technician that the photographs are now so detailed that slight retinopathy can be a matter of the examiners opinion. I am posting this because some people seem have been unduly worried that a diagnosis of background retinopathy is permanent.

    March 2016 - Background Retinopathy
    March 2017 - Normal
    March 2018 - Background Retinopathy
    March 2019 - Normal
     
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  2. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It really likes to bounce around there to keep you on your toes doesn't it?
     
  3. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago, I was told my retinal scan was checked by humans. I don't know if this has been computerised yet but, at the time, it was explained that what once person may think was an anomaly and labelled as "background retinopathy" may to the next person, a year later, not be worth noting. In other words, retinopathy detection is not an accurate science which explains some of the "annual bounces".
     
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