Does anyone else here have diabetic retinopathy? If so, how bad is your retinopathy/what treatment have you had? And did any of you get retinopathy/have a worsening in it following a drastic drop in A1c? Mine developed after I dropped my A1c from 10.4 to 6.5 in 3 months. Apparently the endo didn't feel it was worth telling me ahead of time that it's a known oddity - a drastic and fast drop in A1c can temporarily make retinopathy much worse.
I was diagnosed with proliferative diabetic retinopathy two and a half years ago. I've had dozens of laser treatments, on both eyes. I had a major blood vessel break in my left eye that didn't clear up and I had to have a vitrectomy in April of 2009. Since then my left eye has remained stable and the retina hasn't bled at all. My right eye continues to give me trouble from time to time, but clears on its own in a week or two each time. I haven't had to have a laser treatment in over a year.