I'm still in limbo as to what my options are for treatment before/during/after pregnancy. I found out at a regular eye dr apt when he thought he saw questionable spots, took me a year to actually get myself into the specialist and when I did he said I for sure had the spots and it was classified as stage 2 but no surgery was necessary at this point. They say that retinopathy gets worst during pregnancy (in most cases). My thought is can I just go ahead and do surgery now so that I have a fighting chance during pregnancy? And say we can't do anything about it now, why can't I have lasic (sp?) surgery during pregnancy to prevent me from going blind (worst case scenario). It's a little stressful. My last OB appointment, she said that retinopathy is the first sign that there is blood vessel damage and that is a big red flag that could prevent pregnancy. I just did a urine test to check the protein levels to see how my kidneys are. That will be the detemining factor to us trying for a baby. : (
Speak with your OB & Endo and see if you have any reason to worry about your eyes prior to pregnancy. And KEEP YOUR A1C DOWN!!!!