A 45-year-old member asked:
what are the most serious diabetic eye problems?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Diabetic: Blindness in advanced untreated cases.
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Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
See a retina special: Diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina causing bleeding and swelling (diabetic macular edema - dme): nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. This is the most common kind and the kind that causes the most vision loss (from dme). When new abnormal blood vessels grow along the retina (proliferative), this can cause bleeding (vitreous hemorrhage), traction (retinal detachment), and/or glaucoma.
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Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Retinal complication: Diabetes can be associated with many eye problems. Retinal complications, especially proliferative retinopathy can cause severe loss of vision from decreased blood supply, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Macular edema is swelling in the retina affecting the central vision. Both conditions are treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Cataract, increased glaucoma risk, change in refraction also.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?
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Cardiology 15 years experience
Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: Diabetic eye problems?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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 out termed microaneruysms , which can lead to bleeding, edema and sometimes major dysfunction of the retina. This is why we recommend regular examination of the eyes in diabetics.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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