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Eye Angiogram

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Has anyone here ever gone for an EYE angiogram? I went to see my ophthalmologyst last week and he said I should go for this and an OTC. He did not give me a clear reason why - and I am not keen on having a cannula (huge thick needle) and a pipe attached to my arm, have dye injected into my veins and suffer nausea, pain and chance of serious side-effects, just for the sake of making sure everything is okay. I know my vision is okay and I can really live with my minor vision issues - but to recommend something like this, so expensive and all that pain and discomfort in aid of??? I would have put up a stiff upper lip and gone along with it if I was unfortunate enough to be diabetic or have glaucoma or anything that would indicate a fluorescent angiogram...but I am fortunate enough to be perfectly healthy and why meddle with something if it is not broken?? I am quite angry about this - because I cannot just decide not to have it and just forget about it either. I'm thinking surely there must be a serious reason for a Dr to recommend something like this - or do they sometimes do it just because...?
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replied September 25th, 2011
Eye Angiogram.
I am due to go next week for an Eye Angiogram but I am happy to do so having been shown the retinal scans and had it explained in full why it is necessary. I have developed blurred spots in my right eye which could well be leakage from blood vessels behind the retina and as I suffer from blood pressure mostly controlled I do not want the siuation to escalate because of a serious leak developing. Go back and ask your opthalmologyst for more details.
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replied September 25th, 2011
Eye Angiogram.
I am due to go next week for an Eye Angiogram but I am happy to do so having been shown the retinal scans and had it explained in full why it is necessary. I have developed blurred spots in my right eye which could well be leakage from blood vessels behind the retina and as I suffer from blood pressure mostly controlled I do not want the siuation to escalate because of a serious leak developing. Go back and ask your opthalmologyst for more details.
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