EYES - Retinopathy

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I am a diabetic, I have also been for retinopathy screening before many times. Now recently when I have been to the opticians for my usual eye check up, I have been told by the opticians to get my BP checked at every test that I have had done (BP is fine according to my GP). I have also been seeing spots which is getting worse and my vision takes longer to focus when I wake.

With that in mind I have my retinopathy test tomorrow afternoon also an appointment with my GP...who do I tell? I ask this so I am not passed from pillar to post between GP and opticians.

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    I would ask your GP to refer you to an Ophthalmologist.  I believe the Optpmetrist [Optician] can also refer you but, as I was told recently by an Optometrist, they aren't medically qualified.

    The Optometrist might give you a referral to take to A&E, who would then arrange for you to see the duty Ophthalmologist.  Discuss it with your GP.

    Hope all goes well for you, Mark

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      Thank you mrsmop for your assistance in this matter and will chase it up.
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    make sure you tell them both and keep on doing it

     

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      I will chase it up and tell both GP and the optician/s both regular optician and the optician who is going to do the retinopathy test and my GP Who I will be seeing tomorrow morning.
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    I will put on the outcome tomorrow evening as to what happened.
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    Go straight to an ophthalmologist. He is a medical doctor who specialializes in disease or problems with eyes. Neither your option or regular doctor is capable of handling eye problems.
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    Thank for your input, but I am finding out more about Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. It is now attacking all kinds of locations around the body eyes including.
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