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    Annual diabetes eye screening

    Post by graham64 on Wed Nov 25 2015, 21:55

    Had my eighth annual eye screening today at the local hospital no problems detected so good news again, that said in the waiting room of the aptly named Diabetes Resource Centre was a vending machine filled with a variety of chocolate bars, crisps and cans of pop including regular coca cola Shocked


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    Post by Squire Fulwood on Thu Nov 26 2015, 06:49

    They have never found a problem with my eyes at the annual screening but a recent visit to the optician for new glasses revealed the start of a cataract. I wonder if the screening people noticed but just didn't mention it.
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 26 2015, 16:43

    @graham64 wrote:Had my eighth annual eye screening today at the local hospital no problems detected so good news again, that said in the waiting room of the aptly named Diabetes Resource Centre was a vending machine filled with a variety of chocolate bars, crisps and cans of pop including regular coca cola Shocked

    Good news about your annual eye screening Graham thumb-up

    It's about time this type of vending machine was banned ... I'm sure they are at schools Question
    Surely a small packet of fruit ... or even the smaller packets of cheddar cheese etc, would be far healthier.

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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 26 2015, 16:48

    @Squire Fulwood wrote:They have never found a problem with my eyes at the annual screening but a recent visit to the optician for new glasses revealed the start of a cataract. I wonder if the screening people noticed but just didn't mention it.

    ... I think this goes to show that diabetic screening is important, but then so too is having our eyes fully checked at least every two years, well I think it is every two years - that is what my optician recommends. However, one of our sons goes every year ... he has a particular eye condition that needs to be monitored.

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    Post by graham64 on Thu Nov 26 2015, 22:56

    @Squire Fulwood wrote:They have never found a problem with my eyes at the annual screening but a recent visit to the optician for new glasses revealed the start of a cataract. I wonder if the screening people noticed but just didn't mention it.

    I doubt cataracts are covered in the eye scan Squire except if they have advanced and affect the results.


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    Re: Annual diabetes eye screening

    Post by chris c on Fri Nov 27 2015, 22:15

    Asian guy went to the doctor complaining of blurred vision.

    "You have a cataract!" said the doctor

    "No! I have Rincoln Continental!"

    joke courtesy of The Sopranos.

    Seriously though, congratulations on your successes. Cataracts are something else that have become common and at least they can usually be removed as an outpatient, thus limiting exposure to hospital food, not the case in the past. They used to routinely leave them until your vision was seriously impaired before operating, maybe that's why the hospital chose not to notice them/it.

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