Primary care docs now are more keyed into the fact their patients who have diabetes have to have an annual eye screening, Nussbaum said. The longer you have diabetes, the greater the likelihood you are going to develop damage. Because the early stages of the disease dont have symptoms, most patients dont know there is a problem until vision is affected. The problem is it can be a sudden change in vision but it is a disease that has been going on for so long, Nussbaum said. In Lowe’s case, it is a small membrane that formed on the surface of the retina in his left eye that may be causing him to lose some vision. Lowe said he thought he might be developing a cataract. After looking over his scans, Nussbaum told him that the part of the problem with leaky blood vessels has stabilized from earlier treatments. The risk of you going blind has gone from over 80 to less than 10 percent, Nussbaum said. You are doing really really well, as far as that is concerned. The issue is this membrane in the left eye, which has reduced your vision. The option would be surgery to remove it, but Lowe said he is doing well enough to avoid it. Nussbaum urged him to get his diabetes under control but Lowe doesnt sound optimistic. In fact, he says, he is surprised to have lived as long as he has so far.
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If you have proliferative retinopathy, you should speak with your doctor before engaging in strenuous exercise, as it can increase the pressure of the blood vessels in the eyes, causing haemorrhage. This laser treatment, also known as photo coagulation, can stop or slow the leakage of blood and fluid in the eye. Many people without diabetes get cataracts, but people with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop this eye condition. To help deal with mild cataracts, you may need to wear sunglasses more often and use glare-control lenses in your glasses. http://advisingeyesurgeon.beatthetrain.org/2016/12/05/the-top-information-on-choosing-critical-criteria-of-eye-bags/Accessed August 18, 2015. Diabetic Retinopathy begins prior to any outward signs of disease being noticed. Try The analyst Treatment, which depends largely on the type of diabetic retinopathy you have and how severe it is, is geared to slowing or stopping progression of the condition. http://experteyedoc.macsverige.org/2016/12/05/some-growing-options-for-speedy-solutions-for-laser-eye-surgery/The longer you have diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop this eye complication. Diabetic eye disease can affect many parts of the eye, including the retina, macula, lens and the optic nerve. In addition, symptoms of retinopathy are similar to symptoms of other eye diseases and conditions. Fluid can leak into the part of the eye where focusing occurs, the macula.