Diabetes presents you with enough health difficulties, so don’t let it get the best of your vision. Eye problems related to Diabetes, like other eye diseases, have very slight symptoms that may even be unnoticeable, but they can spiral out of control and lead to blindness. This is why it’s always worth scheduling an annual eye exam with your optician, diabetic or not.
Diabetic eye problems result from weakened blood vessels in the back of the eye. Your retinae can be seriously damaged after prolonged periods of diminished circulation.
Some of the key symptoms to be wary of are
- vision loss
- weakened color sight
- dark/empty spots in your field of vision and
- difficulty seeing in the dark.
There are more, but typically you’ll experience several of them, not just one.
If you’ve noticed any of these and are interested in finding treatment, your optician will recommend either a focal laser procedure, a vitrectomy, or a scatter laser procedure. The focal laser eliminates abnormal blood vessels and prevents any additional inefficiency, the scatter laser shrinks any vessel responsible for vision impairment and the vitrectomy heals the retinae and removes any scar tissue.
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