DIABETES AND EYE
- People with diabetes are at a high risk for eye complications.
- People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes.
- If you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away
- Usually there are few or no symptoms at the time the damage is occurring.
- Eye exams will reveal the under lying problem and allow your eye doctor to treat it.
- Treatment can slow down the progression and maintain vision.
Diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes.
These conditions include :
- Macular edema
Who is more likely to develop diabetic eye disease?
Anyone with diabetes can develop diabetic eye disease. Your risk is greater with
- High blood glucose that is not treated
- High blood pressure that is not treated
- High blood cholesterol and smoking may also raise your risk for diabetic eye disease.
Symptoms of eye that needs emergency action emergencies:
- Loss of vision,
- Holes in vision,
- Showers of sparking white lights,
- Black curtains over vision,
- Spots of fuzzy print, hazy vision,
Care for healthy Eye:
- Control your blood sugar , blood pressure and cholesterol
- Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke
- Use Ultra-violet protected eye glasses
- See your ophthalmologist regularly
If you have symptoms of any of the eye emergencies, seek medical care immediately