I have my retinal photographs taken every year. This is 26 years since diagnosis and I’ve never had any problem. Never had a diabetic complication in any way.
This time however. I got a letter from my doctor that said I have increased blood vessels in my retina but there is no leakage or bulging. That everything is fine and just repeat the test in a year.
We’ll I freak out easily so I went to an ophthalmologist who did more retinal photos and an exam with dilation. He said my retinas are normal.
My doc replied. That he has not seen my historical photos. So he can’t really know that.
So what the heck. How can this be. Either they can see a problem or not.
Not compared to last time there would be a problem. But if I skipped my exam last year there would be no problem.
I can’t seem to find an answer. I can say that for the past 2 years my control has been pretty perfect a1c at 6.0. Instead of 7 like it was for years.
Also this is the first time I checked the box that I was diagnosed more than 25 years ago. I’m just saying. I’m really confused by this. And frankly worried.