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Can retinopathy clear up?

Discussion in 'Diabetic Retinopathy' started by KathrynB, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. KathrynB

    KathrynB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been type 2 for 15 years, good control on LCHF diet and I take metformin. Last year at my screening the screener said immediately that she could see "a bit of background" in both eyes. This was after clear scans every year since 2004. This year I went for my screening and she said my eyes looked fine. Sure enough my letter came today saying no sign of any retinopathy. Can it just disappear? Incidentally I had my usual sight test last week and paid an extra £10 for an OTC scan which showed no problems at all. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The difference between "background retinopathy" and "no sign of retinopathy" can be very little. Hence it can just be pot luck on the day what shows up.

    However, there are reported cases of full retinopathy showing greatly improving with much better BG control.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    #3 Rachox, Nov 13, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    KathrynB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I had background retinopathy one year and normal the next - though that was the year after diagnosis and the following test - I think it can occur and heal again.
     
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    Yup! I was told I was visually impaired.. now my vision is the best is has been in years.
    Feel free to read it on my blog... araneljay.com drop a message if you need
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I had laser treatment on one of my eyes over 20 years ago, I wore glasses for short sightedness for over 20 years until relatively recently. My control over past years has been awful . However 6 years ago I was forced to change so I did and stared taking regular blood etc etc, my eye checks have all come back saying slight changes but nothing to worry about . Plus I no longer need glasses , so eye problems like most complications with diabetes are related to good/ bad blood glucose levels.
     
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