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Every Six Months.

Because of diabetes a female patient has to visit the ophthalmologist twice a year. After taking a picture of the patients retina, it was revealed that there were micro bleeds present on the eyes surface. However, the bleeds were insignificant. In addition there was a spot on the retina, which signaled a lack of oxygen delivery to that area.

    Key Takeaways:

  • In the past, when I’ve seen an ophthalmologist, I always hear something about one or two microbleeds but that they’re “totally normal” and “nothing to worry about.” And I leave thinking everything’s fine, no big deal, see you next year.
  • As she’s looking at the giant photograph of my retina (which I can barely see, because of said dilation), she tells me that she’s noticing a few more microbleeds on my eye. One, she notes, looks to be the same as the one before, but now there are a couple others.
  • Dr. B kept telling me over and over how tiny these bleeds were, how there wasn’t anything to worry about, how the eyes of people who do have diabetic retinopathy look “way worse” than mine.

“As she’s looking at the giant photograph of my retina (which I can barely see, because of said dilation), she tells me that she’s noticing a few more microbleeds on my eye.”

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