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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
15 years experience Cardiology
Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Preventable !: All patients with diabetes should get regular dilated eye exams to prevent diabetic eye problems. Most cases can be treated if detected early.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See a retina special: Diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina causing bleeding and swelling (diabetic macular edema - dme): nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. This ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Diabetic: Blindness in advanced untreated cases.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See a retina special: Diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina causing bleeding and swelling (diabetic macular edema - dme): nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. This ... Read More
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Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal complication: Diabetes can be associated with many eye problems. Retinal complications, especially proliferative retinopathy can cause severe loss of vision from de ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly retinopathy: Diabetes is felt to cause a number of eye issues. The main one is diabetic retinopathy. This is a thinning of retinal arterial walls with pouching ou ... Read More
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Dr. Amitha Aravapally
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Proliferative retina: In some people diabetes can lead to blood vessels to grow and spread through out the retina called proliferative retinopathy requiring laser treatme ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Evaluation: There are many reasons for vision to be diminished with diabetes. You need an evaluation by a retinal specialist who can offer any possible help. Or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Pills/insulin, laser: Best way to treat the disease including diabetic retinopathy is glucose control, hypertension control, and lipid control. Control of a single factor c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Neal
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get wo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Common: See eye md at least yearly; keep diabetes well controlled to decrease risk of progression.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
19 years experience Family Medicine
Retinopathy: Far and away, the most common diabetic eye complication is retinopathy. This involves a spectrum of retinal changes caused by elevated blood sugar an ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
14 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids, nutrition: You can't really get rid of bags under your eyes at the age of 50. And if you are concerned about a kidney problem, see your doctor, although I am una ... Read More

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