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Maculopathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by asfree2019, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. asfree2019

    asfree2019 · Newbie

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    Hi there, I’m sick with worry. I have diabetic maculopathy and my next appointment for screening is not for 6 months. Has anyone else with this had a bloodshot eye? I’ve had it about a fortnight. Might just be an allergy. I will make an appointment at the doctor this week though.
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tagging @Jaylee , @himtoo , @porl69 who, if I recall correctly have dealt with this sort of thing, and also @Dark Horse as he knows his way around eye stuff.
     
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  3. asfree2019

    asfree2019 · Newbie

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    Thanks very much
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tag...can't really help with this one sorry.
     
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  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @asfree2019 ,

    Welcome to the forum.
    I have been treated for macula odema. Which involved anti-VEGF injections. The Lucetis shots left a blood spot in the eye which dispersed by the evening. The Eylia shots dispersed within a couple of hours, if there was any spot at all?
    No other after effects..

    I'm assuming in your case the "bloodshot eye" is after treatment for your maculopathy? Could you clarify??
    If it was. Were you also given antibiotic eye drops to be taken 3x daily for 3 days.?
     
  6. asfree2019

    asfree2019 · Newbie

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    Thank you.
    No, I’ve not had any treatment at all. Had my usual eye screening in October. Got a letter in November saying had maculopathy. Had another screening in February, got a letter to say next screening will be August.
    I have no blurred vision or anything like that at all.
    I’m just not sure what to expect.
    My recent hba1c said my glucose was high so I am on another new tablet. I’m really trying with my diet to be healthy so now I’m worried a sudden drop in glucose will make things even worse! It’s always like a damned if I do, damned if I don’t, situation.
    This bloodshot eye seems to be worse later in the day. It’s slightly pink in the morning that’s all.
     
  7. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    hi there
    i was treated for maculopathy in my left eye with lucentis injections about 6 years ago... since then the eye has been stable

    it is really important to look after your BG's too.
     
  8. Koalajane

    Koalajane Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am struggling with macular oedema and although my type 2 is in remission the oedema is getting worse because of the steroids I take for PMR. They make my sugars spike for about 5 hours. The only thing I can do, that I can think of, is to try and reduce the steroids.
     
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Macular oedema occurs at the back of the eye, a bloodshot eye occurs at the front of the eye - the two are not related. Generally, a bloodshot eye with no pain or effect on vision is not serious but as you have had it for 2 weeks now, it is advisable to see your GP to get it checked out.

    More information here:- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/red-eye/
     
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