Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

 It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.

What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.Diabetic eye disease may include :-

  • Diabetic retinopathy    - Damage to theblood vessels in the retina
  • Cataract                                - Clouding of the eye's lens.
  • Glaucoma                             - Increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to opticnerve damage and loss of vision

* Cataract and Glaucoma also affect many people who do not have diabetes.

Diabetic Retinopathy

 This disease is a leading cause of blindness in Indian People. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In some people withdiabetic retinopathy, retinal blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. These changes may result in vision loss or blindness.

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is ‘Diabetic Retinopathy’. Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic Retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina. You may not notice it at first.

Symptoms can include –

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Who is most likely to get Diabetic Retinopathy?

 Anyone having Diabetes,the longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of Diabetic Retinopathyduring their lifetime.

What are its symptoms?

 Often there are none in the early stages of the disease. Vision may not change until the disease becomes severe,nor is there any pain. Blurred vision may occur when the macula, the part of the retina that provides sharp, central vision, swells from the leaking fluid. This condition is called Macular Edema. If new vessels have grown on the surface of the retina, they can bleed into the eye, blocking vision. But, even in more advanced cases, the disease may progress a long way without symptoms. That is why regular eye examinations for people with diabetes are so important.

How is it detected?

 If you have diabetes, you should have your eyes examined at least once a year. Your eyes should be dilated during the exam. That means eyedrops are used to enlarge your pupils. This allows the doctor to see more of the inside of your eyes to check for signs of the disease.

Can Diabetic Retinopathy be treated by ayurveda?

 Yes. By Ayurvedic Treatment we can treat Diabetic Retinopathy from its root cause through Ayurvedic Medicines. In early stage of Diabetic Retinopathy there is no any need of Laser Surgery or Injection. But in severe (Advance) stage we can give both treatment simultaneously (Ayurvedic & Allopathic).
 Once Sign & Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy is reduced by Ayurvedic Treatment then there are least chances to have Vision Threat, but after recovery from Diabetic Retinopathy medicine may continue in low doses to prevent reoccurrences of Diabetic Retinopathy.
 In many cases of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathythere are good results of combine therapy.i.e. Laser + Injections + Ayurvedic Treatment to preserve the vision. Continuity in Ayurvedic Treatment is main course of action for sharpen the vision.
However, laser surgery often cannot restore vision that has already been lost. That is why finding diabetic retinopathy early is the best way to prevent vision loss.

Is there any other benefits also of AyurvedicTreatment ?

Yes, Due to the other benefits, Ayurvedic Treatment became unique and different than other established Modern Treatment. We treat the Diabetic Retinopathyfrom its root cause. The other Complications of Diabetic is –

  1. Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Diabetic Nephropathy
  3. Peripheral neuropathy
  4. Heart Attack, Brain Stroke, Acute Renal Failure (ARF)

To prevent all above Diabetic Syndromes patient must have under umbrella of Ayurvedic Medicines. After 1 to 3 years of Ayurvedic Treatment patient having least changs to come across the threats of vision loss and life will be saved. 

How common are the other diabetic eye diseases?

  If you have diabetes, you are also at risk for other diabetic eye diseases. Studies show that you are twice as likely to get a cataract as a person who does not have the disease. Also, cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes. Cataracts can usually be treated by surgery.
 Glaucoma may also become a problem. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults. And, as with diabetic retinopathy, the longer you have had diabetes, the greater your risk of getting glaucoma. Glaucoma may be treated with medications, laser, or other forms of surgery

What Can You Do to Protect Your Vision?

  Finding and treating the disease early, before it causes vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease. So, if you have diabetes, make sure you get a dilated eye examination at least once a year.

Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms

Diabetic Retinopathy is asymptomatic in early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses symptoms may include :

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision -Blurry vision in one eye or both eyes may be a symptom of myopia (nearsightedness), along with squinting, eye strain and headaches. Myopia is the most common refractive error and causes objects in the distance to become blurred.

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 Floaters occur when the vitreous, a gel-like substance that fills about 80 percent of the eye and helps it maintain a round shape, slowly shrinks. As thevitreous shrinks, it becomes somewhat stringy, and the strands can cast tiny shadows on the retina. These are floaters.

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Fluctuating Vision

 Fluctuating vision is a key, but not-so-obvious symptom that dry-eye experts look for. Patients often say their vision fluctuates throughout the day without other symptoms. This is often a symptom of ocular surface problems, such as dry eye or blepharitis.

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Distorted Vision

Distortion of vision refers to straight lines not appearing straight, but instead bent, crooked, or wavy. Usually this is caused by distortion of the retina itself. This distortion can herald a loss of vision in macular degeneration, so anyone with distorted vision should seek medical attention by an ophthalmologist promptly. Other conditions leading to swelling of the retina can cause this distortion, such as macular pucker (a distorting thin skin over the retina), macular edema and central serous chorioretinopathy.

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Dark Areas in the Vision

The irregularity casts a shadow onto your retina, blocking small areas of yourvision, which you perceive as floaters. Floaters occur naturally as the vitreous gel within your eye thickens or shrinks with age, causing clumps or strands to form. In most cases, floaters are completely harmless, if a little irritating.

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Poor Night Vision

Night blindness is also called “nyctalopia.” It’s a type of vision impairment. People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments. Although the term “night blindness” implies that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in darkness.

 Some types of night blindness are treatable, and other types aren’t. See your doctor to determine the underlying cause of your vision impairment. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can take steps to correct your vision

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Impaired Color Vision

Color vision deficiency can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. It affects both eyes if it is inherited and usually just one if it is caused by injury or illness. Color vision is possible due to photoreceptors in the retina of the eye known as cones.

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Partial or Total loss of Vision

 A sudden loss of vision doesn’t necessarily mean total blindness. It can occur in one eye or both eyes, and the loss of sight can be partial or total.With total vision loss, the sight in the affected eye (or eyes) is lost completely, so that nothing can be seen with the affected eye. With partial vision loss, some sight may remain in the affected eye.

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Sudden vision loss can also include a sudden loss of peripheral vision, sudden loss of central vision, or even a sudden blurring of your vision. The sudden appearance of spots within your field of vision could also a symptom of a more serious condition.

Sudden blindness may only last a short time, such as a few seconds, minutes or hours. However, it could potentially be permanent, especially if not treated quickly.