Diabetes and the Eye

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There are so many ways that diabetes sufferers can experience eye problems that it’s imperative that every diabetic starts to see an ophthalmologist every year from the time of diagnosis. Thereafter your specialist will tell you how often you need to visit him or her.

From blepharitis, cataracts, retinopathy, vitreous bleeds and glaucoma, diabetes needs strict control and follow up by physicians and ophthalmologists on a regular basis.

The good news is that if patients are compliant about blood pressure and sugar control, they can enjoy a lifetime of great vision.

Special lasers and Anti-VegF injections are available that have helped patients retain great vision. Surgical techniques are also very advanced today.

 

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