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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed
« Reply #15 on: 24 May 2017, 06:42:18 PM »
Excuse me, young man - some of us would actually rather be in the 'Classic' category - be driven by someone who actually knows how to drive, be a cherished possession and see our value increase every year !

I would actually be a restored Classic ready for another 50 years....
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« Reply #16 on: 24 May 2017, 10:15:43 PM »
LOL!
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« Reply #17 on: 02 June 2017, 02:00:01 PM »
I had my follow up appointment yesterday and was in the clinic for just over two hours. Had the usual eye test first. As expected the left eye was unchanged but I could read the top line with the right where I had the bleed. If I turn my head I can see th next row as the haze of minute blood floaters is concentrated more in the straight ahead position now. Next it was the glaucoma test – I am sure they have a set process to follow as this was all done two weeks ago. The it was a good peer into each eye followed by the dreaded sting drops again in both eyes. After a wait and a good look it was decided that the lead consultant should have a look. Another wait with more drops in each eye before he was available to have an extended look. The overall conclusion was that the haze I see looking out they see looking in so still no diagnosis of the cause. So the blood continues to disperse (like a fading bruise)   and I go back in two weeks. Meanwhile I remain somewhat concerned as to what happens if the bleed restarts!
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« Reply #18 on: 02 June 2017, 07:53:52 PM »
So sorry things are not clearing as fast as you would like.  Hope it all goes a bit better from now on.   My friend John was off work (he is a builder) for about 3 months before his bleed cleared completely, so don't get too downcast if it's not going as fast as you would like.  I am sure it will clear eventually.

I got my retinal scan letter today saying slight background retinopathy - but I knew about it anyway as the technician pointed out the bleed when I had the photos done.  I sort of laughed at the letter which told me to control my diabetes ------ hysterical laughter------ what do you think I do all blooming day every blooming day?
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Re: Retinal Bleed
« Reply #19 on: 02 June 2017, 09:26:01 PM »
Standard letter LOL - we all have to suffer them from time to time I'm certain.
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« Reply #20 on: 07 June 2017, 02:25:38 AM »
I had my follow up appointment yesterday and was in the clinic for just over two hours. Had the usual eye test first. As expected the left eye was unchanged but I could read the top line with the right where I had the bleed. If I turn my head I can see th next row as the haze of minute blood floaters is concentrated more in the straight ahead position now. Next it was the glaucoma test – I am sure they have a set process to follow as this was all done two weeks ago. The it was a good peer into each eye followed by the dreaded sting drops again in both eyes. After a wait and a good look it was decided that the lead consultant should have a look. Another wait with more drops in each eye before he was available to have an extended look. The overall conclusion was that the haze I see looking out they see looking in so still no diagnosis of the cause. So the blood continues to disperse (like a fading bruise)   and I go back in two weeks. Meanwhile I remain somewhat concerned as to what happens if the bleed restarts!

I was away when you first posted; I'm so glad it has improved since. I understand your concern but hopefully the steady improvement is good news. Best wishes for continued healing.
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« Reply #21 on: 07 June 2017, 09:57:05 AM »
I'm glad it is at least improving.  Keep up the good work as whatever you're doing is helping it seems!
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Re: Retinal Bleed
« Reply #22 on: 07 June 2017, 09:25:42 PM »
I'm glad it is at least improving.  Keep up the good work as whatever you're doing is helping it seems!

Apparently the dispersal of the blood is akin to a bruise fading. The only thing g you can do it to try to avoid another bleed - stable BGs, controlled BP and avoiding things that could raise your pressure such as straining to lift something or getting really angry. I have never been so calm!
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Re: Retinal Bleed
« Reply #23 on: 12 June 2017, 08:09:38 PM »
Got a letter today moving my follow up to four weeks. The rate the blood is dispersing means I have no problem with that. However, instead of the acute eye clinic it is now the the diabetic retinopathy one. As they said there were only minor changes in the left eye not needing treatment making the cause unclear this feels like someone has now made an assumption. Hopefully in a few weeks I will know the cause.
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Re: Retinal Bleed
« Reply #24 on: 12 June 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
... or perhaps someone thinks they ought to check really, to make sure!
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