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You don't say over what period of time the losing of sight has been occuring. Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are two of the usual suspects; same with glaucoma (which I've had for years, and finally requird laser surgery recently; and it won't be the last time. The only drops that works for me--we found out the hard way--turns out I'm very, very allergic to. Bummer).

In addition...I almost lost my sight, in a week (and I'm talking from about 20/20). My case is a bit strange, because I went from pre-diabetic (which I didn't even know at the time) to diabetic, overnight---literally. Something 'broke' and within 48 hours I couldn't read the computer anymore; one day later, i couldn't drive; etc. etc. Went into see both my PCP and opthamologist ASAP; two of the three folks said nothing could be done. However...the youngest opthamologist, after his 'senior' had seen me, waited for Numero Uno to leave the room. Then he told me he had heard of cases like mine (though mine was his first to see); and that if it literally, truly, had happened overnight, there was still time for me to fight to bring it back....if I brought my bg's back under control immediately. NOT the next day, or later that day, but immediately. With that faint bit of hope I went on the most immediate, sudden, carb low diet+ intense exercise I'd ever done...and it worked. Within a week had to throw away the temporary glasses I had purchased in a panic at Lenscrafters.

A year later...in a time of huge personal stress (i.e., house burned down with little insurance during the week I lost my job, etc. etc.), I lost control of my bg's...and didn't know it, because I wasn't paying attention or taking my numbers for two months. That lead, again, to a decline in my vision....but this time, permanent. I've essentially 'arrested' it somewhat, but that's all.

jp
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