Second opinion for diabetic maculopathy



New Zealand
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Minimal + mild diabetic retinopathy in past 5 years, both resolved

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

Type 1 diabetes for 22 years, on insulin, well-controlled (average HbA1c 40-42mmol/mol (6%)) 

Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

-3.00 in both eyes, myopic




Hi there,

With background history above, I just had a diabetic retinopathy photoscreening today and was told I have new microaneurysms BE and also possible maculopathy by the technician. Also had an OCT done today too. My BSL had been fluctuating a little recently & I've probably seen 1 new floater over past month but my VA is normal. Lastest HbA1c 4 weeks ago was 42mmol/mol (6%).  

I've had mild NPDR twice in the past 5 years, both resolved completely and my HbA1cs have been stable around 6%.

Hence just wondering if I could get an interpretation from you regarding my retina photos today? OCT results also attached. Also wondering what would be the best step to take new? Do I need to possibly see anyone urgently?

Thank you!


Thank you very much your comments! Apologies the OCTs didn't get through, I've attached these again with also my black/white retinal photos, would appreciate your advise on the OCTs! 

Much appreciate all your help!


Thanks for your Question

From the images that you attached i can't see any microaneurysms. Microaneurysms appear as small red spots which you have none in these pics.

You didn't attach any OCT images. I would prefer if you could attach them.

So far there is nothing urgent and there is nothing to worry about.



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Thanks for attaching the extra images. As i said, those images are clear and no microaneurysm is seen. The OCT doesn't show any maculopathy so there is nothing to worry about just regular follow up with your doctor and control the blood sugar
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