Eye care for Diabetics

Diabetic Retinopathy

The most common eye problem in patients with diabetes is retinopathy, a disease of the retina. The retina is light sensing region of the inner eye. Diabetic retinopathy is currently one of most frequent cause of new blindness among adults. Retinopathy is more common in type 1 diabetic patients but type 2 diabetic patients may also develop it. Retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels that supply blood to the retina. High blood sugar, high blood pressure and smoking can damage blood vessels. Two forms of retinopathy are- nonproliferative (background) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Vision warning signs-

You need to consult ophthalmologist if you feel any of these symptoms.

Tips for eye care for diabetic patients-