Well Randy here is part of the real story about my recent experience that lead me to posted my message.
My Optho never ever mentioned that I had diabetic eye for 27 years even at my last visit, which was June 2016. Six months later I had an acute on-set of severe NPDR in my right eye. After my assessment by the Retinologist I am now in laser treatment for both eyes. I won't go into details.
Now for the cute part. Of course, the Retinologist sent a copy of his report to my Optho. A few weeks later I got curious about my records and went to my Optho to get copies. When I reviewed my them .I noticed the 2014 report noted a Dot Hemorrhage and in 2015 and 2016 he noted Mild NPDR in both eye. I personally believe he changed my reports after receiving the report from the Retinologist. Now remember he never ever mentioned anything about this to me during or after my exams. In fact, after my last visit he said take care of those gorgeous eyes and I will see you next year. All I can say right now is he better hope I recover from this mess.
I hope everyone out there is not as dumb as me and totally trust your Optho. It could be hazardous to your eye health.
Randy, you mentioned tight control. Since I have been on insulin for six years now and have maintained a 5.3% AIC average. I will admitted that prior to that I averaged between 6% and 7%, which is not the greatest, but the best I could do with the pills and eventually Lantus. I am not and never have been over weight so that wasn't an option. However, I did watch what I ate and stop all my bad habits, lol. Oh well, enough of my horror story .I will get through this unnecessary set back.