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Old 05-08-2017, 20:15   #11
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Has anyone had bleeding in the eye causing floaters

Do they eventual go away or is the blood always going to be stuck in the jelly part of the eye into excised by surgery?
They surgically removed blood floaters from my late brother's eye because they were obscuring his vision. So, I think it depends on how bad and where they are. I've had little trouble with my flying dragon - it annoys me sometimes but doesn't really obscure my vision.

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This kind of thing is terrifying
I found out about the retinopathy about three years ago I never even knew things were that bad because I never really ate junk food or drank alcohol
Several doctors appointments later had me convinced that I had gone off the rails when it came to my diabetes management,too much concentration on work and finances.
All I can think now is how stupid I was to focus on all these things and allowed to be more important then my health.

It only seems to get worse,when I found out it was swelling about 3 years ago
Lasers didnt seem to work and then I started to get injections
Ive been getting injections for longer then a year and now this blood thing.
All I can think is I was so stupid to neglect myself to have this happen.
I could have done better and now it dosent seem to be getting better.

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This kind of thing is terrifying
I found out about the retinopathy about three years ago I never even knew things were that bad because I never really ate junk food or drank alcohol
Several doctors appointments later had me convinced that I had gone off the rails when it came to my diabetes management,too much concentration on work and finances.
All I can think now is how stupid I was to focus on all these things and allowed to be more important then my health.

It only seems to get worse,when I found out it was swelling about 3 years ago
Lasers didnt seem to work and then I started to get injections
Ive been getting injections for longer then a year and now this blood thing.
All I can think is I was so stupid to neglect myself to have this happen.
I could have done better and now it dosent seem to be getting better.
John, you're not stupid, just human. I don't think any of us are completely without fault as far as managing our diabetes is concerned. I certainly am not. I have a friend whose son (now aged 30ish and married with a child or two) has never managed his diabetes well, my friend has been tearing out her hair for years because of it, but he does what he does. We all just hope he learns before its too late.

I do hope things begin to improve for you soon.

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Old 05-11-2017, 02:18   #14
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All I can think of how I could have done better and now I'm reaping the consequences.
I wasn't ready yet and I was too foolish in my early years.
And now that i have made drastic improvements in just about everything in my life,including the diabetes it seems it was all for nothing as my body is less then forgiving to the destruction I put it through.

I knew it could never be repaired through treatment of the retinopathy
but I did hope for it to stop so I could balance out other responsibility's.

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John, don't beat yourself up. Don't spend a lot of time on the what-if. That's a waste of your precious time. As someone who is also losing her vision to non-diabetes causes, I can only tell you to plan ahead. Do research now on what can help you in the future.

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Hi,

Last night without being provoked some blurry black squiggles appeared in my left eye

I have been getting treatment for retinopathy for 3 years, injection for the last year.
My sugars have been stable for quite a while now and I don't know what to do.

Has anybody experienced this and will it get better?

Can anybody give me some advice that will help
Hi! Besides being floaters or bleeding, there are "vitreous tears" which are not really a problem. I've had one in my right eye for a few years, saw the ophthalmologist who told me it was inconsequential. I hope that's what it might be!

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