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so......what std could be checked for by a blood test... to see if a reason for blood vessels which are growing quicly behind an eye?
Are you worried about a STD (sexually transmitted disease)? Also, tell me more about these blood vessels....where are they forming? How have they affected your vision etc?
this is my partners problem, he has been haing laser surgery on his eyes die to a diabetic related eye prob, but they are concerned that the blood vessels are growing rapidly behind one eye, an he was asked today re std? and a bloo test taken.
There is no std that would cause blood vessels to grow in the back a a diabetic person's eye (proliferative retinopathy). As a retina surgeon I can assure you of this and, also, that there is no need for a blood test to figure out why the abnormal blood vessels are destroying his vision. It is weird that they would even ask.
this is what i thought, and asked him about it a couple of times to be sure i had heard him right. but he def said a blood test taken to ch for poss std which may be causing it! i was shocked!
Ya....somewhere the communication broke down there ;-)
You have no need to worry that your partner has a STD due to the fact that he needs lasr treatment for his proliferative diabetic retinopathy.....I hope this makes you (and him) feel better.
Also, make sure he is being treated by an ophthalmologist (MD) for his eyes......
it has lifted a weight off of mind, thankyou. i wish i knew what was sai now,, if he misheard! hes being treating at moorfield eye hospital in london.
Moorfields is one of the best eye hospitals in the entire world. He is in good hands there. Perhaps he heard wrong???
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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i hope so! but he did seem pretty sure, as it shocked him to!
Well, ask them next time he goes back....but I just can't imagine that you are at any risk given what you have told me....no need to cut him off lol!
lol. thanu x