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Cloudy vision

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by Malcolm.Smith, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Malcolm.Smith

    Malcolm.Smith · Well-Known Member

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    I've had Laser in both eyes but more so on my left one. They say they're running out of space and I might need an op to replace the fluid in my eye with a saline solution and sort out some scar tissue that's pulling on the vessels. Anyone know what this is all about?.
    My vision in this eye is surprisingly good despite what its been through but last Friday It hemorrhaged and now I have this annoying cloud passing over the center of my vision every time i move my eye up down left and right!. Its like looking through murky water :( .
    My vision is fine when this cloud passes to the peripheral edge of my vision but I'm wondering if I drink lots of water and make sure my blood glucose levels are spot on, will this clear up until my next appointment?.
     
  2. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Malcolm

    I'm afraid I can't help you, but I'm hoping you may be able to help me!

    I have a small opaque 'cloud' in my left eye - been there about 20 months - which swims about like a patch of grease on my contact lens.

    My optician has had a look for it, but can't see much and is not worried (he's pretty good!).

    How can you tell if you've haemorrhaged? I'm newly-diagnosed Type 2, about 9 months, but have had BGs on the high side of the normal range for a few years before diagnosis.

    Good luck with your eyes!

    Viv :)
     
  3. Malcolm.Smith

    Malcolm.Smith · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like you may have a shadow. I'm not sure what causes them but from what I hear its normal in people with and without diabetes. Dont take my word for that though I'm no specialist!. But if your optition isnt worried then my guess is that your fine.
    Believe me you'll know when you have a hemorrhage. Its not painful as such but all of a sudden a big black spot appears in your vision which I find only shows up when you move your eyeball. If you fix your eye on something I find it tends to disappear but seeing as your eye moves constantly all the time it can seem like its there permanently. Over a few weeks it tends to just go but if you do get that I would get yourself to a doctor pronto. I have check ups every 3 months now and my next ones due in may so I'm hoping that what I have which is a big brown splodge that I can see through but not clearly will dissipate like the one Ive described to you.
    Keep a close check on you blood sugar and your blood pressure as these are major factors in the formation of new blood vessels in the back of your eye

    All the best,

    Mal
     
  4. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Mal

    I hope all goes well.

    Viv :)
     
  5. sugar2

    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Malcolm,

    Alas, I don't know either, but if I were you, I would go along to the eye casualty, or phone the clinic where you had your laser and get an emergency appointment...they have told me, that if anything like this happened, to get in touch, and they will see me ASAP.

    Sorry, not much help!
     
  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Malcolm,

    The following site has a wealth of information regarding diabetic retinopathy and other related conditions of the eyes, it also offers advice on bg, bp and cholesterol control:

    http://medweb.bham.ac.uk/easdec/

    Nigel
     
  7. Malcolm.Smith

    Malcolm.Smith · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link It was a great help. Not sure why it says more than one drink of alcohol a day can cause brain damage! I didn't know that was the case
     
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