So, I haven't had my eyes checked for about 3 years. I'd been putting it off, since I haven't had insurance. The last couple of times, I'd gotten it checked at an optometrist who never noticed any problems. I recently got coverage through my wife, so I got a check up from a legit opthamologist. He dilated my pupils, took a lot of pictures etc.
To give some background, I've been T1 for ~27 years. I've never been entirely reckless, but for the most part, my control has not been good. Avg A1C probably about 8 with much deviation. Over the last couple years, I've been trying to maintain tight control with a LC diet, and improved diligence. I'm Having some success.
The eye Dr pointed out some mild cataracts, and small spots of blood. One was a concern, because it is near the macula. He reassured me, though, that my eyes are in good shape for a long-term diabetic. Also, my near-sightedness and astigmatism had disappeared, perhaps due to improved BG. He said that the problems may correct themselves.
These seem to be my first long-term complications. I'm not panicking, but feel more than a little concerned. I like to think that they are reversible. Anyone have tips on helping your eyes heel? Any advice? Thanks.