Does diabetes affects the eyes ?

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tomgeorge9519
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by tomgeorge9519 on Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:08 am

Does diabetes affects the eyes ?

My mom is diabetic for the past ten years. Since her eyes were irritating too much, she wanted to ensure whether diabetes has affected her eyesight. So I booked an appointment with an eye care centre nearby. When I took her there, the doctor examined her eyes thoroughly.Once the check-up got over, he said that her eyesight is ok and is not affected by diabetics. He also told us she has an infection in her eyes, and the irritation is due to it. He prescribed some ointments and eye drops to apply. My mom used it for a week, and she was able to see the difference. Can anyone plz tell me how you feel when your eyes get affected with diabetes? Do share your views here

thakurhimanshi
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by thakurhimanshi on Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:40 am

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Diabetes has a number of eye effects. The principal one is to weaken retinal blood vessels leading to micro aneurysmal dilation, focal hemorrhages, major blood leaks, ischemia, and neovascular growth. All of these can affect the vision unless treated. If the damage breaks through the inner layer of the retina it can cause fibrotic changes and vitreous strands which can cause retinal detachment and major changes in the vision. These are why diabetics should have eye exams by their ophthalmologist yearly because in the early stages most of these changes are treatable but if allowed untreated, permanent visual changes can result.

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by Phoenix26 on Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:27 am

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Dear thakurhimanshi,
What you have written is truly interesting, I didn't know all these things about diabetes ! May I ask you whether you are a doctor/specialist ?

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by Alessandro01 on Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:41 pm

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Diabetes has a number of eye effects. The principal one is to weaken retinal blood vessels leading to micro aneurysmic dilation, focal hemorrhages, major blood leaks, ischemia and neovascular growth. All of these can affect the vision unless treated. If the damage breaks through the inner layer of the retina it can cause fibrotic changes and vitreous strands which can cause retinal detachment and major changes in the vision. These are why diabetics should have eye exams by their ophthalmologist yearly because in early stages most of these changes are treatable but if allowed untreated, permanent visual changes can result.

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by lizza_johnson_10 on Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:35 pm

Re: Does diabetes affects the eyes ?

A diabetic person has a high concentration of sugar in the blood and in the urine. It occurs due to the under secretion of Insulin hormone in the body.

Symptoms of How can diabetes affect the eye?
  • It causes Blurry Vision leading to swelling of the eye lens.
  • It can lead to cataract,a serious disease in which lens turns opaque and vision is cut down to total blindness.
  • It can cause Glaucoma in which a fluid covers the front part of eye.
  • There are also some chances of night blindness.

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by Stephanie90 on Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:33 pm

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Happy to know that your Mom's eyes are not affected by diabetes. Diabetes patients should be more careful about their eyes as there is a great chance of affecting the eyesight.
My father used to experience blurred vision in his early fifties and was diagnosed with diabetes later. After that, we realized that this blurred vision is because of diabetes. As he was in the early stages of diabetes, his doctor suggested laser surgery to clear the vision problem. After the surgery, his vision was perfect, and he is very much careful about diabetes. If diabetes is not controlled, then there are chances for it to affect the vision again.

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by MissCandyGirl on Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:14 pm

Re: Does diabetes affects the eyes ?

I had heard that diabetes can affect eyesight: even lead to blindness. This is why it is so important to get tested for diabetes and take steps to prevent it. Because diabetes can be "cured" [for lack of a better word]. It is something a medical professional can advise on. Certainly if anyone is worried they've got diabetes, then it is crucial to see their doctor and have a blood test.

I know blood tests seem scary to some people BUT it is vital to go through with them. I write this because I used to fear having them, but now just have them done. If you are afraid, then the nurse will make it quick & painless.

Anyhow, do see your doctor if you're worried you've got diabetes. Not just if your eyesight is affected, but also if you experience other health problems.

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by Prycejosh1987 on Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:07 pm

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I think it can do, but diabetes mainly affect the liver and kidneys and blood usually.

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by MissCandyGirl on Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:19 pm

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Diabetes is deadly serious. If someone thinks they've got it, it is very important they see their doctor. Health problems that arise from diabetes are very serious. I'd advise anyone see their doctor sooner rather than later.

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