Hi all, Hoping for a bit of advice/reassurance. Feeling a bit overwhelmed and very very sad. Bit of background - type 1 DM 22 years, other than mild background changes after 15 years no complications. HbA1c values a bit variable but not too bad - ranging from 7.5 - 8.5% last few years, difficult getting them lower without frequent hypos. Last 6 months got the Libre system and agreed to a pump, HbA1c now much better - last check 5.9%. Unfortunately this improvement in control seems to have lit a fire under my retinopathy. I noticed that I had a couple of very small blind spots in one eye (not black, just gray/blurry) quite near my central vision in April. Optician suspected early maculopathy, went to eye A&E and they agreed - referred me urgently to eye clinic. Saw them a couple of weeks later, and had progressed further - now early maculopathy in both eyes and early proliferative changes in the initial eye. Luckily I didn't have any macular oedema, but still pretty devastated. They arranged an angiogram and said they'd be back in touch with plans for laser treatment. Had the angio over a month ago, and heard nothing more until last week when I got a letter with an appointment for 3 months' time - a bit strange, I thought, but perhaps a good sign that nothing needed doing urgently? That said the last few weeks I've noticed more and more blind spots. The original ones are still there, but I now have five in the first eye and one in the other eye. They're all quite small, and my vision is still 20/20, but I'm absolutely terrified and completely bewildered by what's going on. Wondering if they're cotton wool spots, but if so they seem to be appearing awfully fast. Has anybody else had this and did it get better? I called the eye hospital and spoke to the consultant's secretary. She was very nice and passed on the new symptoms to the boss, who said that as long as my visual acuity isn't worse then I don't need to be seen sooner. No other explanation though. She suggested that I could see my optician and they'd contact the eye hospital if there were any urgent problems - got an appointment on Friday. I've really been struggling with this. I'm a pretty anxious person and all I keep thinking about is the worst case scenarios. I haven't slept properly since April, I'm terrible company for my other half and family, and I feel really really down - and just when I thought I was feeling a little more myself I noticed the new spots and I'm back at square one. Sorry for the length of the post. I think more than anything I just needed to unload! But if anyone else has had similar symptoms and can share their experiences I'd be really grateful. Thanks everyone.