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Prolipheral Diabetic Retinopathy but NOT Diabetic

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2008
  • 01:55 AM

On Jan.2, 2008, I was diagnosed by a retinal specialist with prolipheral diabetic retinopahy. He was adamant about my condition, and really scared me to death. His assistant did a blood stick (with the meter) and the reading was 186. I clearly noticed she had no idea how to measure blood glucose, or operate the monitor, she was puting the blood on the strip before putting the strip in the monitor!!!I was appalled. I had never had any symptoms of diabetes. This diagnosis came after dialation, 100's of pictures with dye and without. He reccomended a shot to my eyes of avastin, and follow up with laser coagulation surgery. He was insistant that I was diabetic and continued to tell me that this is a wake up call to me! He went on about my diet, exercise, etc,... Here's the kicker....I AM NOT DIABETIC...I then 2 days later saw an MD who did a A1C test. The test came back normal range. I have of late cancelled my follow up appt. with this doc and I am wondering what I need to do next. He said time is not on my side and I need to get seen and treated asap. Any input??? Could it be a vascular condition??

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  • Blaze. I understand where you are coming from. You want to let everyone know what happened to you, and I understand that. But please don't tell everyone that they have lyme and ES. To unregistered 1, I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I do suggest that you find another doctor that knows what they are doing. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 04:51 AM
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  • I am not a doctor but I am a certified Ophthalmic Technician and have been in the field for over 15 years. My background is in the Retinal field. I would go to another Ophthalmologist for a second opinion. Make sure that new Doctor is not in the same practice, they seem to all agree if you go "in house". I would not go back to the first Doctor. Hope this helps. Good luck to you.
    richandlisa99 1 Replies
    • February 3, 2008
    • 10:12 PM
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