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Eye Disease in Diabetes


















Fig:This 42 year old female LOST her BOTH EYES VISION due to several years of high blood sugars (uncontrolled).




  • Black spots in your vision.
  • Flashes of light.
  • "Holes" in your vision.
  • Blurred vision.
What is diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic eye disease may include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy—damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
  • Cataract—clouding of the eye's lens. Cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes.
  • Glaucoma—increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults.












Who is at risk for diabetic retinopathy?
All people with diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—are at risk.
High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems from diabetes.
In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74.
During pregnancy, diabetic retinopathy may be a problem for  women with diabetes. 
How to treat eye disease in diabetes
  • CATARACT - During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed or cleaned out and replaced by a clear man-made lens. 
  • GLAUCOMA - Treatment of this eye problem in diabetes can include special eye drops, laser procedures, medicine, or surgery. Surgery and laser treatments are directed at improving the eye's aqueous drainage.
  • DIABETIC RETINOPATHY - Treatment of diabetic retinopathy may involve laser procedures or surgery. 
Eye care for people with Diabetes
All people with diabetes should take precautions to help reduce their risk of developing eye problems.
Here are some eye care tips:
  • Schedule regular appointments with your eye doctor so that any eye problem can be detected early and treated.Everyone with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.
  • Maintain control of your blood glucose levels.
  • Keep your blood pressure under control. High blood pressure by itself can lead to eye disease, so if you have high blood pressure as well as diabetes, it is especially important that you take steps to control both conditions.
  • Get your blood cholesterol levels under control.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Exercise regularly.





AED is the first Endocrine research and treatment center in Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
Run by a fully qualified endocrinologist available round the clock, AED provides both
inpatient and outpatient services at a reasonable cost..

• Drug and Dosage Standardization Done for Insulin,Diabetic Drugs, Thyroxine, HRT, HTN, Cholesterol.
• 24 hr Blood glucose monitoring with CGMS and Insulin Delivery with insulin pump.
• Specialty Care- PCOD, Obesity, Hypertension, Gynecomastia, Thyroid/Adrenal and Pitutary Tumors.
• Lab Back-Up for all Hormone assays recognised by NABL and CAP.
• All Varieties of Diabetic and Hormonal Medicines available


Ground Floor,

Challa Estate,

H.No. 301, Adjacent to Vignesh Temple,

Rd. No. 3, KPHB Colony Phase 1,

Hyderabad 500072.

Ph: 04040101539




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