Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma which can cause vision loss and blindness. These conditions often develop without pain or discomfort, so significant damage may occur by the time the patient notices any symptoms.
For this reason it is very important for diabetic patients to have their eyes examined at least once a year. The eye is examined through a dilated pupil, and our doctors look for signs of developing disease.
Hemorrhages, leakage, and swelling in the eye are some of the problems caused by diabetes. Diagnosing and treating eye disease early can prevent vision loss. It is also important to maintain a steady and proper blood-sugar level, take prescribed medications, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking.
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