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Can An Eye Doctor Detect If You Have Diabetes
Occasionally: Diabetes can lead to leaking blood vessels in the body. The easiest place to spot the small vessels (which are first affected) is the retina in the back of the eye. Retinal blood vessel disease (retinopathy) usually does not show up until after one has been diabetic for several years, so looking for it is not a useful early detection method, but it certainly can be picked up by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Mom 53,pain on L side of face-in& around eye, ear&head.(Diabetes,kidney trans5yrs ago) Took fluticasone spray nauseated shortly after. Sinusitis,Doc?
Most likely yes: Most likely based on those symptoms, she should see her family doctor and be evaluated for anribiotics need ...Read more
Severe upper eyelid edema. Lasix (furosemide) no good. I have copd, emphysema, & diabetes 2.. eye doc said water retention. doc said maybe from copd. ?
Yes: That's exactly the right doctor to make this determination. ...Read more
Can an eye doctor detect an orbital tumor with a basic eye exam? Or is that the job of an ophthalmologist? Possible to notice tumor w/o certain tools?
Usually not: Refering to an eye doctor you mean optometrist. He checks eyes with regard to focusing and the nature of the lens to employ in glasses. The ophthalmologist examines the eye with an optholmoscope looking at the ontent of the globe and the retina and as to how the rectus muscles focus the eye. An orbital tumor can be seen or suspected based on appearance of retina and when needed MRI ordered ...Read more
Well worth it: If you see an ophthalmologist, you will get a thorough examination from a well trained expert. Most times this is covered by insurance. Depending upon what you see the doctor for the range of pricing is quite large but could vary from $100 - $300 and more if treatment is needed. ...Read more
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