Diabetic Retinopathy..

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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