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Effects after diabetic eye screening

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by claymic, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Hope i can get some feedback. Last Wednesday I had my eye screening and they put the drops in. Since then my vision had been a bit off. If I focus on something in the distance my vision goes blurry and also even if I put something close by I see it blurred.
    I called the eye casualty clinic at Leicester royal and they said that my pupils might still be dilated and to wait another three days. I was out today and I felt like squinting.

    Should I be worried? Anyone experienced this?

    Thanks


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  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    It seems a long time for this to go on.

    Hope someone else who has experienced this will reply. I expect the sun is making it worse but I would attend your G.P. as an emergency on Monday if things have not improved.
     
  3. RosieLKH

    RosieLKH Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am very sensitive to the eye drop and the effects last until the next day, but yours has gone on for too long so I would echo the last post and say you need to see either your optician (if you have one) or go into the eye clinic. I'm not sure your GP would be much use with this.
     
  4. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I'd book an appointment to see an optician. GPs are less than useless when it comes to things like this tbh. Optician will have much more experience. Hope it clears up soon for you.
     
  5. Brunneria

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    In the meantime, use sunglasses to protect your eyes. The iris contracts to keep excess light out of the eye - so you'll need to protect your eyes til the iris is back on the job. :)
     
  6. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Specksavers are open sundays if you have one near you could go in as an emergency they may well see you.
     
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  7. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did go today but they said to keep with the advice the eye clinic gave me and if it continues to go to the clinic

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  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Usually the effects of the drops wear off within 24 hours, I would get your eyes checked out if they are no better today.
     
  9. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    On our way ro the clunic today. Feeling quite concerned now :(

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  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Good luck and hope everything is fine.
     
  11. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Be fine you will find out you have mutant eyes and in future you will have to suffer a week or so of glaring sunlight that us poor old normals only put up with for 24 hours :-D

    Joking apart may just be that in future you will need screening done a different way somehow without the drops or maybe some antihistamines beforehand if you have a minor allergy to the eye drops. I am betting that it will take a bit longer and the eyes will go back to normal.

    Chin up :)
     
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  12. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Update - at the eye casualty clinic they did not seem to think that it is due to the drops. In fact they put drops again. The doctor examined my eyes, and the pressure in them. She said they are all clear and can't find anything wrong. So she advised to go to optician to check my vision. Can the change be due to me starting insulin in the last 10 days. My levels have not been as high as they were before.



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