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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 14 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.
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 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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