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I'm currently diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now i see some black clouds in vision. Any precautions, what should I do?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sugar control

Diabetes is leading cause of vision loss in certain populations.
Control sugar is best to preserve vision (low carb/no carb diet, gluten free, see nutritionist with PCP suggestions); see eyeMD if black clouds are new; most likely posterior vitreous detachment but must get dilated to see if just PVD. More info: [email protected]

In brief: Sugar control

Diabetes is leading cause of vision loss in certain populations.
Control sugar is best to preserve vision (low carb/no carb diet, gluten free, see nutritionist with PCP suggestions); see eyeMD if black clouds are new; most likely posterior vitreous detachment but must get dilated to see if just PVD. More info: [email protected]
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: See an eye doc, soon

It is widely recognized that diabetic patients can have worsening of retinopathy after cataract surgery.
Retinal specialists also feel that diabetics may be more susceptible to developing macular edema. As well. Both can be checked with a retinal exam. Fortunately, there are many good treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

In brief: See an eye doc, soon

It is widely recognized that diabetic patients can have worsening of retinopathy after cataract surgery.
Retinal specialists also feel that diabetics may be more susceptible to developing macular edema. As well. Both can be checked with a retinal exam. Fortunately, there are many good treatments for diabetic retinopathy.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Examination

You should first have an examination.
Possibilities would be vitreous debris ("floaters" opacities of the jelly in the eye), vitreous bleed (blood in the jelly of the eye due to diabetes), retinal edema (swelling of the retina due to diabetes). See and ophthalmologist.

In brief: Examination

You should first have an examination.
Possibilities would be vitreous debris ("floaters" opacities of the jelly in the eye), vitreous bleed (blood in the jelly of the eye due to diabetes), retinal edema (swelling of the retina due to diabetes). See and ophthalmologist.
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