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DIABETES & THE EYE     


Diabetes is the second leading cause of blindness and may soon top the list of sight-loss conditions. Diabetes and its complications can affect many parts of the eye.  Diabetic eyes are 25 times more likely to develop blindness than non-diabetic eyes.  Diabetes can also cause earlier development of cataracts, a higher tendency toward glaucoma, dry eye symptoms, and, most importantly, damage to blood vessels nourishing the sensitive retina.


A comprehensive eye health examination may reveal early warning signs or simply the suggested presence of diabetes.  Patient history, reported symptoms, observed changes in the retina, unexpected prescription changes, and early cataracts may all be an indication of diabetic complications.  More frequent dilated eye examinations is highly recommended for patients with the disease, patients that are suspects, and patients with a strong family history of diabetes.


Amblyopia Blepharitis Cataracts Cornea Complications Diabetic Retinopathy Glaucoma Macular Degneration Refractive Errors Retinal Detachment


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Albertville Eye Care, 2011