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what are the symptoms when diabetics start to get retina eye damage?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Do not wait: Decreased vision and blindness can be decreased with good control of your blood sugar and a yearly dilated eye exam by a competent specialist such as an ophthalmologist before you have any symptoms.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Usually no symptoms: Even with early damage but if progresses can get blurred vision if area near macula swells, or sudden blindness if new blood vessels break, bleed its reason why diabetic patients suggested to see eye md yearly to detect early or more advanced disease early, before catsatrophes occur.
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Initial symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are blurred vision. Retinopathy should be detected on annual diabetic eye exams before it progresses to the point where it affects the vision. Focal laser treatments can help but prevention with good diabetic control is the way to go.
Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Diabetic eye disease: Blurred vision, trouble focusing, floaters, blind spots. See a retinal specialist as this disease can be treated and may result in permanent vision loss without treatment

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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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