I'd like to hear from people who have experienced -- themselves or others -- truly rapid deterioration of eyesight from diabetes.
My family is riddled with diabetes, although all are Type 2 (except me). Mom has been diabetic since I was a child but never seriously took care of it until recently, perhaps the past six months or year. After I was diagnosed Type 1 in October she began taking better care of herself (actually testing and seeing an endocrinologist). She retired a couple of months back from job duties that included sitting in front of a computer monitor -- not as a secretary but as receptionist.
Over the past week, her eyesight has deteriorated dramatically. The ophthalmologist says its directly linked to diabetes; that isn't the question. But the rate of deterioration is alarming -- nearly hourly -- and corrective surgery (whatever that means) is at least two months off.
Mostly I wonder if the rate of deterioration is indeed so quick? In addition, is the deterioration permanent or reversible?
Thanks for any sharing.