Sorry posting this here, especially since it has been so long since posting on here, but I need advice and a little sorting out. A little background: It has been two years since I was diagnosed as type two, but quickly got it under control and by Feb 2018 I had levels down to the mid thirties, so all good, I was a good boy, or so I thought. I was told I had background retinopathy in September 2017, in Sept 2018 told I had Maculopathy and went to a three month screening schedule. No problem, unpleasant, but better to be safe than sorry I guess, even though my diabetes is well under control. Today I was summoned to the ophthalmology dept. and was screened by the surgeon and another doctor and they decided I needed laser eye surgery. OK, but why did I need it, why did my diabetic maculopathy get worse, even though everyone told me my diabetes was well under control? I did ask the consultant, but his answers were vague and he did not seem interested in my doubts and questions. He only wants to laser one eye, which I guess I should be grateful for, but it is annoying when I do not have all the answers and my eyesight is completely unaffected, in fact almost perfect according to my optician. The fact that the main potential side effect of the treatment, is damage to the retina, potential blindness, does not help! I just cannot help considering the old saying: " If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it! " Non of this is helped by the apparent arrogance of the consultant, he as good as said after I told him I had read about the condition online, that he knew far better than all that silly stuff, I should ignore it. He did not seem to believe me, when I told him my diabetes was well under control and he could not access the records himself! This of course made me doubt more! I need information. What are the likely consequences if I avoid the treatment? What is the chance of it going wrong? The consultant said very slim, but their literature and what I have read, suggest otherwise. The consultant did not even properly answer these two! I bet I can think of many more questions too, if I think about it... What should I do, do you think? I wish I could get to see my GP, but last time I did it took five weeks from the request to actually seeing him, the surgery is in three weeks.