Are you at risk of diabetic eye?
Do you know that more than 70% of diabetic patients will develop some changes in their eyes (retinopathy) within 15 years of diagnosis? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that damage the blood vessels inside the retina (the light-senstitive tissue in the inner lining of the eyes). Over time, it causes leakage and swelling of retinal tissue and eventually leading to blindness.
Who is at risk of getting Diabetic Retinopathy?
- People with type I & type II diabetes
– The longer duration they have had diabetes, the higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
- People with uncontrolled blood pressure
Early stages of retinopathy may not have any signs and symptoms hence most diabetic patients may not feel they need an eye care.
Here are some symptoms which you should watch out:
- Blurred or double vision
- Spots or “floater” in your vision
- Colour appear washed out
- Poor night vision
The best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is to prevent it
- Tight control of blood sugar is the only way to prevent diabetic retinopathy besides taking care of blood pressure level and body weight.
- Early prevention is important
– Vision loss can be avoided if you take good care of your diabetes condition.
– If diabetic retinopathy were treated early, the incidence of blindness could be decreased.
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