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Retinopathy for the first time

Discussion in 'Diabetic Retinopathy' started by paulmacca1, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. paulmacca1

    paulmacca1 · Newbie

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    I have been getting eye tests with dilation every year and never had any issue before.
    This time i was told that i had a small haemorrhage but that it didn't require any treatment or referral at all.
    Does that sound right?
    Sounds like something that should me checked by a specialist?
     
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    paulmacca1 · Newbie

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    Meant to say that my bloods are normally fairly well controlled so i was surprised
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Sounds pretty normal to me. I've had on again off again background retinopathy for decades, and still haven't needed to have any action taken. The optometrists are normally pretty careful to refer people if they see something that needs further treatment. Small bleeds are unfortunately pretty common in long term diabetics, and frequently heal up if you maintain good blood sugars. Try not to stress.
    One good thing about yearly eye checks is that if something significant that does need treatment happens, you'll get that referral. One small bleed is very low on the scale of eye problems.
     
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    paulmacca1 · Newbie

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    Great, thanks for the advice
     
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    paulmacca1 · Newbie

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    I had another appointment booked for a second opinion but i think i will leave it now.
     
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