Category: Diabetes

Diabetic Retinopathy: Everything you need to know

Diabetes can cause detrimental effects on many organs of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic retinopathy). When patients have elevated hemoglobin A1c or blood sugar levels and the disease is uncontrolled, it can present in a form of eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. Even long-term diabetic patients with controlled disease that have no visual symptoms can still be affected,...

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Here’s What Diabetic Macular Edema Means

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic macular edema). When diabetes is uncontrolled, the disease may start to affect a patient’s retina, the tissue in the back of the eye. The retinal blood vessels weaken and leak, releasing fluid that can cause retinal swelling. When the retina swells up in the area that’s responsible...

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