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What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

Retinal complication: Diabetes can be associated with many eye problems. Retinal complications, especially proliferative retinopathy can cause severe loss of vision from decreased blood supply, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Macular edema is swelling in the retina affecting the central vision. Both conditions are treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Cataract, increased glaucoma risk, change in refraction also. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Eye Disease (Definition)

Diabetic eye problems is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. It occurs in about 80% of diabetics who have had their disease for more than 10 years and can ...Read more


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How is this diabetic eye disease treatment given?

How is this diabetic eye disease treatment given?

See a retina special: A retina specialist is the correct person to treat the different kinds of diabetic retinopathy. For diabetic macular edema: laser, eye injections of medicine (anti-vegf and steroids). For proliferative diabetic retinopathy: laser, eye injections of medicine. For vitreous hemorrhage: vitrectomy surgery with laser. For tractional retinal detachment: vitrectomy, with laser and membrane peeling. ...Read more

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I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

Fluids, nutrition: You can't really get rid of bags under your eyes at the age of 50. And if you are concerned about a kidney problem, see your doctor, although I am unaware of bags under the eyes signifying a kidney problem. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids, an average of 7 hours of sleep/night, and good nutrition. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

Retinal complication: Diabetes can be associated with many eye problems. Retinal complications, especially proliferative retinopathy can cause severe loss of vision from decreased blood supply, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Macular edema is swelling in the retina affecting the central vision. Both conditions are treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Cataract, increased glaucoma risk, change in refraction also. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Diabetic eye disease - vision lost, what to do?

Diabetic eye disease - vision lost, what to do?

Evaluation: There are many reasons for vision to be diminished with diabetes. You need an evaluation by a retinal specialist who can offer any possible help. Or refer you to specialists who can help with low vision. ...Read more

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Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms of diabetic eye disease are likely to reduce vision. See your eye doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How is this diabetic eye disease treatment given?

See a retina special: A retina specialist is the correct person to treat the different kinds of diabetic retinopathy. For diabetic macular edema: laser, eye injections of medicine (anti-vegf and steroids). For proliferative diabetic retinopathy: laser, eye injections of medicine. For vitreous hemorrhage: vitrectomy surgery with laser. For tractional retinal detachment: vitrectomy, with laser and membrane peeling. ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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