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A 26-year-old female asked:

My father has diabetes mellitus 2 and kidney failure. recently he has been suffering of blindness, but just for some seconds his eyes stop to see. ?

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Needs eye exam: If your father has diabetes and kidney failure, it is very likely he has diabetic retinopathy as well. This is diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. Blindness or blurry vision that lasts several seconds at a time could also represent ischemia or lack of blood blow to the eye or brain. This needs to be evaluated by his primary physician and an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Could be urgent: If he has been having brief periods of visual loss, he needs to be evaluated urgently to see if action needs to be taken to prevent a stroke.
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