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Doctor insights on: Blurry Eyesight Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can you improve eyesight by getting diabetes under control?

Can you improve eyesight by getting diabetes under control?

It's possible: More importantly, you can prevent worsening eyesight by controlling blood sugars. Although some vision loss from diabetes is reversible (cataracts, early swelling in the back of the eye), many changes become permanent with time and increased blood sugar levels. Tight blood sugar control can slow the vision loss to a near halt. ...Read more

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What to do if I have diabetes and my eyesight has gone out a few times?

What to do if I have diabetes and my eyesight has gone out a few times?

Ask your eye doctor: Hi. Only your ophthalmologist knows your retinopathy status. Have you had laser therapy to your eyes? Hemorrhage? Vitrectomy? I would certainly say diligently control your diabetes (blood pressure too). I hope it's not too late to save vision. See your ophthalmologist and endocrinologist, and get the facts and get your questions answered. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have diabetes and my eyesight has gone out a few times?

What do you suggest if I have diabetes and my eyesight has gone out a few times?

Ophthalmology appt: I would make sure you see an ophthalmologist if you haven't already. Also talk to your doctor about the state of your diabetes and overall health. Other conditions can affect your eyes as well. ...Read more

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How can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

How can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

A few ways: Diabetes, whether it is type 1 or 2, can affect vision several ways: fluctuating blood sugars can cause the vision to blur in and out over days or weeks; dry eyes can develop which cause minute-to-minute vision changes; cataracts can develop, causing decreased vision and difficulty with glare; and the retina can develop bleeding, scarring and detachments, all of which cause permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes my vision is going blurry why is this happening?

I have type 2 diabetes my vision is going blurry why is this happening?

Many possiblities: A common reason is a change in your blood sugars. Do you check them daily? There many other possible reasons. Have you seen an ophthalmologist recently? ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Diabetes: Diabetes causes blurry vision in a number of ways, including a myopic shift from excess glucose in the lens, macular edema, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic cataract. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

See below: Fluctuating blood sugars can cause vision changes (osmotic effect on the eye's lens). Also, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the workin-age population. High blood sugar over several years causes retinal blood vessels to leak (causing a swollen retina), bleed, and scar over. Treatment includes laser, intraocular (intravitreal) medication, and vitrectomy surgery. ...Read more

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One sign of diabetes is blurry vision. How does this work?

Get a retinal exam: Diabetes can cause many problems with the vision. These include blurring of the vision due to swelling in the retina. In the later stages, vision deteriorates due to bleeding from abnormal new vessels. If left untreated, scarring will damage the retina and vision will be irreversibly damaged. Early diagnosis and treatment leads to better outcomes. I would see an ophthalmologist and have oct. ...Read more

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Have had diabetes for decades, does it explain my blurry vision?

Have had diabetes for decades, does it explain my blurry vision?

Possibly: While the most common cause of blurry vision is uncorrected eyeglass needs, diabetes can affect the clarity of the lens and the architecture of the retina with bleeding and vascular changes, all of which can cause blurriness. Diabetic should have an annual examination by an ophthalmologist as most of these changes are treatable if caught before permanent damage. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more