I was wondering if anyone has had cotton wool spots? I was diagnosed with LADA in April with an A1C of 11.3; in June, the optometrist told me that I had a cotton wool spot on my left retina but no evidence of any bleeding. Apparently it was visible on both the photos and the dilated eye exam.
Last week I had a follow up with my endo. A1C was down to 5.2. When I told him about the cotton wool spot, he seemed very surprised and said that you usually see evidence of bleeding long before cotton wool spots, and that the latter is usually a sign of more advanced retinopathy. He did an eye exam and saw nothing out of the ordinary.
At my follow up with the optometrist today, the spot had shrunk significantly but was still visible. Still no evidence of any bleeding.
Just curious if anyone has any experience with this phenomenon? Thanks.