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Does anyone know how high blood sugar level would have to go before affecting vision? Back in 1999 I had lasik surgery and went from 20/600 to 20/20 and 20/30. But in the past few years my left eye has gotten kind of blurry sometimes and then this year has really gotten serious non usable. The eye docs have not been able to find anything wrong at all. Last year I had a blood test and the test showed a little elevation in glucose at 105 but then the other tests have all showed 99. Has anyone else had blurred vision with "normal" blood glucose levels in one eye? This problem is bizarre but I read in an English paper that lower levels of high blood sugars can affect visual acuity. I also had some diabetic sores when the bg level was only 105 and I have never been dxed with diabetes. Thanks

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Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10

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I also had some diabetic sores when the bg level was only 105


That's a new one on me. WTH are they?

My vision starts to blur around 10/180 but is much more noticeable in the mid teans or 250's. Real low blurs too, but there's no way you are into the 30's or 40's.

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I am never able to get past threads to open. We have had this come up before. Anyone know how to get to the subject?

I know that each persons eyes are differant so to say there is a minum number and that be true of everyone would not be realistic.

Pray you will find an answer.
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That's a new one on me. WTH are they?

My vision starts to blur around 10/180 but is much more noticeable in the mid teans or 250's. Real low blurs too, but there's no way you are into the 30's or 40's.


I had skin sores that the dr said were typical of a diabetic but at that time my glucose serum level was only 105. I went to another eye dr this last week and still no answer. My girlfriend thinks it is a result of lasik surgery gone bad. I guess time will tell.
Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10

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I am never able to get past threads to open. We have had this come up before. Anyone know how to get to the subject?

I know that each persons eyes are differant so to say there is a minum number and that be true of everyone would not be realistic.

Pray you will find an answer.


I am really wondering if I should try and lose some weight and get a lower blood sugar level just to see what happens. I know they don't say I am diabetic right now but if each person is different I guess it could happen that my eyes are affected at a different level than what you normally have as a high level affecting the eye.
Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10

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I have been dibetic for 20 yeares or so, and was diagnosed as a result of glacoma caused by high blood sugars. I am extremely near-signted, and now wera tri-focals all the time. I notice a definite difference in my vision whenever my sugars get very hign or low, moreso with highs. I fly RC planes, which involves a need for very good distant vision. I my sugars are up, I have difficulty flying as the planes blur or worse, I see two. Getting sugars back down helps the problem. Needless to say, I have a standing appointment with my optomerist every six months. I do eyedrops every day, and have not had any further problems with glacoma.

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I have been dibetic for 20 yeares or so, and was diagnosed as a result of glacoma caused by high blood sugars. I am extremely near-signted, and now wera tri-focals all the time. I notice a definite difference in my vision whenever my sugars get very hign or low, moreso with highs. I fly RC planes, which involves a need for very good distant vision. I my sugars are up, I have difficulty flying as the planes blur or worse, I see two. Getting sugars back down helps the problem. Needless to say, I have a standing appointment with my optomerist every six months. I do eyedrops every day, and have not had any further problems with glacoma.


That is what is strange; my left eye is always blurred and they cannot put a lens in front of it to correct it. I have had moderately high blood pressure over the years and being overweight has not helped. So are they able to make glasses for you when the sugars change? I am sure flying the RC planes is exciting and fun. I always wanted to get an RC helicopter. Instead I took up target shooting until the sport got so expensive. I am just lucky that the bad eye is my left eye. But it does make for some interesting left turns sometimes while driving. I really have to watch the left and turn my head around. I have been checked for glaucoma and they say negative so far but nothing would surprise me. I just hate it when they want me to take the field of vision tests and I can't see to tell them where the light is located..how do they expect an answer when you can't see..lol Thanks for the help.

Brad
Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10

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Have You Been To See A Retinal Specialist
DIABETIC FOR 25 YEARS
PUMPING SINCE 2007
LYRICA 300MG X2
AETENOL 100MG
LISINOPRIL HCTZ 20/12.5
CYMBALTA 60MG X2
MORPHINE EXSTENDED RELEASE 45MG X 3
MORPHINE SUL 15MG AS NEEDED

I KNOW ITS ALOT

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Have You Been To See A Retinal Specialist



I have been to about four so called specialists and they all want to do more and more tests with no guess as to what is wrong. I think they are covering for each other. But I keep praying that someone will find the answer and be able to help.
Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10

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go to a specialist outside of the area you live...so they don't have to cover anything up. Thats what I did when I was having problems with my hand.

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go to a specialist outside of the area you live...so they don't have to cover anything up. Thats what I did when I was having problems with my hand.


I finally found out that I have developed a case of ectasia after the laser surgery. Of course they say that it could have come on anyway but I am sure it is surgery related. Now I just hope and pray that I don't go blind. It is scary. I would not recommend lasik to anyone if they have bad eyes to begin with. I was never told that I could lose the eyesight later. Even though they claim my left eye is 20/100 it is so blurry that it is not usable. I thought I had diabetes because of the blurriness. It did take six doctors to finally find one that would help out and find out my problem.
Fasting Glucose 105 11/07
Fasting Glucose 99 5/08
A1c 5.8 5/08
Fasting Glucose 88 8/08
A1c 5.9 8/08
A1c 5.8 05/10




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