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- Diabetic Retinopathy
- What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy
- When is the right time to see a doctor
- What causes Diabetic Retinopathy
- Can Diabetes Affect Other parts of the eye
- How can one treat Diabetic Retinopathy
- What are the complications of the treatment
- How to prevent diabetic retinopathy
In patients with high blood sugar levels, the retina is subjected to swelling and malfunctioning due to the leaking blood vessels. It is a progressive disease divided into four different stages: mild, moderate, severe, and proliferative. If you have diabetes, you must get your blood glucose levels checked now and then without fail.
What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy
Retinal diseases are tough to detect in the primitive stages since the symptoms aren’t very profound until it reaches severe stages. In diabetic retinopathy, as the condition progresses, the patient might experience signs of:
- Blurred vision
- Visible spots or dark strings floating in the vision
- Impaired color vision
- Dark and empty areas in the eyes
- Vision loss (partial or complete)
When is the right time to see a doctor
Diabetes patients are often suggested to undergo routine eye check-ups every six months to a year to keep an eye out for their retinal health. If you suspect anything amiss with your vision, it is always advised that you seek medical help and undergo a comprehensive dilated retinal examination to check for any issues. If your vision suddenly becomes blurry or you see spots and black rings, it is time to book a consultation immediately.
What causes Diabetic Retinopathy
The heightened blood sugar levels in the body directly impact the tiny blood vessels that supply blood and nutrients to the retina. Any lesion to these blood vessels causes fluid build-up and improper circulation that eventually leads to diabetic retinopathy.
However, since this is a progressive disease, the symptoms and causes often keep altering as it gets worse. One of the most common causes that leads to severe or proliferative diabetic retinopathy is ignoring the visible signs and symptoms.
Can Diabetes Affect Other parts of the eye
Yes, not just the retina; diabetes can inadvertently affect other parts of the eye too. It can lead to glaucoma due to increased fluid pressure inside the eye, or it can cause clouding of the lens, medically known as a cataract.
Over time, the consistently high blood sugar levels can even take a toll on the blood vessels supplying the optic nerve, leading to weakness of the eye muscles and causing double vision.
How can one treat Diabetic Retinopathy
Laser treatment is the best way to deal with diabetic retinopathy. The swelling in the middle part of the retina can be treated with one session of laser treatment. However, in patients with abnormal blood vessel growth, the patient needs to undergo extensive laser treatment, spanning two to three sessions for ideal results.
What are the complications of the treatment
Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy doesn’t inflict severe complications or pain. However, some patients have complained about feeling a little discomfort in the eye during the procedure. Also, pain and blurry vision persist for 4-6 weeks after the treatment. Severe complications include mild or severe hemorrhage or retinal detachment.
How to prevent diabetic retinopathy
While it is difficult to prevent diabetic retinopathy, early intervention can prevent the complications from getting worse. If you have uncontrolled blood sugar levels, talk to your healthcare provider first and ensure proper diabetes management. Get timely blood tests done along with routine eye check-up and pay attention to any vision changes.
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I had the great experience with ThinkEye Hospitals. My father had laser cataract surgery without complication. Dr. Mamatha took good efforts to explain the procedure and everything is transparent. Friendly staff and...
Dr Arpitha saved my eyes. Had I not gone to them sooner I could have lost my eyes. Dr Arpitha responded fast and saved my eyes. One of the best eye doctors...
I went for a second opinion to thinkeye... My initial though was to get a second opinion and go back to the first doctor for surgery. But Dr mamatha captured my trust....
Mr. Kartik Kumar
Best hospital for cataract surgery in Hyderabad. My mother in law's cataract surgery was sucessful. It was recommended by a friend of mine and now I would happily recommend it to anyone...