Re: What Kind of Eye Doctor?
I agree that he needs to be seen by an ophthamologist, and preferably one who is experienced with diabetics. Even in a group practice, I wouldn't trust my eyes to an optometrist. As far as diabetic retinopathy, the sooner it's discovered, the better in terms of outcome of treatment.
Several years ago, I switched ophthamologists after the one I'd been seeing for several years refused to do a dilated eye exam on me, saying I didn't need one every year because I was "only a Type 2 diabetic." So, even with ophthamologists, make sure you get one who is experienced with diabetes, not just with diabetes in "old" people!
Last edited by SamQKitty; 04-16-2005 at 01:06 PM.