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Diabetic. Itching in eye with sort of gum substance. Details about retinopathy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:I am Dr xxxxxxxx
User:Dr I would like to know what is retinopathy? How do I get it checked
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Retina is the lining of the eyeball on the back side.
User:I am diabetic & How do I detect? What are the symptoms?
Doctor:It helps in vision.
Doctor:Retinopathy happens when retina is diseased.
Doctor:The most common symptom is blurred vision.
User:Does it happens in both eyes OR even it can be in one?
Doctor:It commonly affects distance vision.
Doctor:It can be in one eye too.
User:What are the precautions to be taken?
Doctor:You may see floaters or black lines as well.
Doctor:The most important precaution is to keep blood sugar levels in control.
Doctor:Keep a record of blood sugar levels.
Doctor:HBA1C is the blood test to assess long term control of blood suger.
Doctor:You should also regularly check the blood pressure.
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Doctor:It seems that you are not responding.
User:thank you for u r
Doctor:Did you understand what I said?
Doctor:Did I address your concerns?
User:Yes I will get the HBA1C report & consult an eye specialist
Doctor:It is important that you visit the eye doctor regularly
Doctor:At least once a year.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Ok I have been doing it
Doctor:And what does he say?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Of late my right eye is troubling ie from last two days
Doctor:Can you tell me in detail?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I am not able to express it but it is itching
Doctor:Do you any other symptom apart from itching?
User:a sort of gum substance
Doctor:What else?
User:in the mornings I find sum dirt formation
User:it is found in the morning when I wake up
Doctor:Well it does not seem to be retinopathy.
Doctor:It seems to be an allergy or infection in the eye.
User:Is there some immediate relief?
Doctor:Eye drops can easily cure the condition.
Doctor:But your eye needs to be examined to prescribe the right eye drops.
User:any common drops for time being , I shall visit the specialist by tomorrow
Doctor:I think anti-allergic eye drops will work for you. Avoid taking the ones with steroids in it as it can be an infection.
User:How do I recognise
User:Are you there
Doctor:You can take Ocurest eye drops for now, till you see an ophthalmologist.
User:Thank u , that s it for now Bye!
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