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Diabetes and Eye


Diabetic retinopathy is a term used for all the abnormalities of the small blood vessels of the retina caused by diabetes, such as weakening of blood vessel walls or leakage from blood vessels.

Steps to avoid eye problems

  1. Most important, keep your blood sugar levels under tight control.
  2. Bring high blood pressure under control. High blood pressure can worsen the eye problems.
  3. Quit smoking.
  4. See your eye care professional at least once a year for a dilated eye exam.
  5. See your eye care professional if:
  • Your vision becomes blurry
  • You have trouble reading signs or books
  • You see double
  • One or both the eyes hurt
  • Eyes get red and stay that way
  • You see spots or floaters
  • Straight lines do not look straight
  • You can’t see things at the side as you used to

When to see an eye care professional?

  • If you are between 10 and 29 years, and suffering with diabetes for 5 years, you should have an annual dilated eye exam.
  • If you are 30 or above, you should have an annual dilated eye exam, no matter how short a time you are diagnosed with diabetes. More frequent exams may be needed if you have diabetes and eye diseases.
  • If you have any changes in your vision
  • You should have a dilated eye exam if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.


by sanat kuma sondhiya Date Added: Fri 23 January, 2009
my sugar level is low and my body is shrinkling plz suggests


by harpreet Date Added: Tue 13 January, 2009
I am 58 and hypertensive, diabetic with lipids controlled. I have difficulty in working on computer. I am an author by profession and hence it is important for me to be with Computer for almost 6 hours a day. Kindly advise.


by Asnath Harry Date Added: Fri 31 October, 2008
I suffer from some discomfort and visit to doctor. It was investigated that i have urinary infection. During my investigation i went for a blood check too and found my sugar is high i.e.++++. When i get up in the morning and see the white ceiling it is full of black dots, what problem is this? kindly explain, thank you.


by Nayana guwal Date Added: Thu 06 March, 2008
hello!
my brother has diabetes and he has problem with his eyesight.
what are the food requirement in such case? we know only about carbohydrates what about other things. but in carbohydrates also some amount of sugar is present. No one suggest exact about food and if, patient is suffering from cold then what he could have?

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