Although anyone can develop cataracts, they are far more common in adults with diabetes. They also develop sooner in diabetic people than people without diabetes. Cataracts
cloud the usually clear lens within the eye.
In addition to cataracts, adults with diabetes are at nearly twice the risk for developing glaucoma. The term glaucoma can actually refer to several diseases that affect the eye’s optic nerve. This is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Many types of glaucoma involve elevated pressure within the eye. (See more about glaucoma
A few symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may include; decreased night vision, blurry vision, and floaters. The condition can typically be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist during an eye exam before noticeable vision symptoms occur.
Treatments for diabetic retinopathy vary, however, early detection will allow for more treatment options. The best way to preserve good vision is to vigilantly control blood-sugar levels, If you suffer from diabetes it is very important to have regular eye exams to monitor for diabetic retinopathy and other complications.
This type of glaucoma is not as common as primary open-angle glaucoma, but it does affect many people. When someone’s iris is too close to the drainage angle of the eye, it can block fluid from draining properly. This causes the same fluid buildup and pressure as the first type of glaucoma and can negatively impact the optic nerve.
If you suspect you have any form of glaucoma, contact us
immediately so we can get you the treatment that you need. Glaucoma can lead to blindness if it is not treated early.