This article hit closer to home than I would have liked, but also wish I had seen back in 1982-83 when I was first told of a problem with my eyes. Had I also known more about these issues, I would have pressed more when the doctor I was seeing seemed rushed. When I started seeing spots, I was working for the Division of Blind Services in Florida. They sent me to one of their eye doctors who told the DBS to get me to a retinal specialist ASAP. I lost the vision in my left eye because a doctor refused to treat me the way I needed to be treated because I didn't have insurance. I am VERY, VERY thankful for the Retinal Specialist that saved my eyes, even if he couldn't save my sight.
I have had 2 vitrectomies in my left eye to try and save my sight, but unfortunately, they didn't work. I had one vitrectomy in my right eye that worked perfectly. Eye care is essential and I hope everyone that is a diabetic finds that out before it's too late!
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