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A 41-year-old member asked:

i have eye problems related to diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Common: See eye md at least yearly; keep diabetes well controlled to decrease risk of progression.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What other eye problems can occur to people with diabetes?

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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Retinopathy: Far and away, the most common diabetic eye complication is retinopathy. This involves a spectrum of retinal changes caused by elevated blood sugar and oxygen delivery problems to the retina. We recommend yearly dilated eye exams to detect changes of retinopathy. There is a less commonly seen condition called diabetic myopic lens shift - this can be detected by an eye care professional as well.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the signs of eye problems when you get them from having diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Sadly: Most serious problem, bleeding from retina due to proliferative retinopathy may not cause any symptoms til the acute bleed occurs. That's why ada recommends yearly eye exams to catch problem and treat it before bleed occurs.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I've got diabetes, and i heard that a person with diabetes, can form some kind of eye problems. What are they, if any?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Retinal problems: There are four common long term complications that may affect those people with diabetes-- heart problems, kidney problems, circulation problems, and eye problems. In the eye, sugar may accumulate over the years in the retina, leading to retinal hemorrhages and blindness. Your best source of information is your treating physician, who can go over all of this with you.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
More prone to cataracts also.
Feb 3, 2014

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