Diabetic patients can suffer from several health disorders that can cause damage to the eye’s blood vessels. This situation is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. The light-sensitive tissues of the retina get damaged. Primarily this eye problem does not lead to any vision problems, but later, it can lead to blindness. Individuals who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes can suffer from this eye problem.
Symptoms to check
High blood sugar levels can lead to the blockage of the blood vessels. This situation cuts off the blood vessels, and the eyes try to develop new blood vessels. However, these new blood vessels cannot work properly and get damaged easily. Initially, a diabetic patient will hardly find any symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy. But, later, one can face the problems like blurry vision, fluctuating vision, impaired color vision, poor vision at night, or viewing floated black spots, etc.
Diabetic patients mainly suffer from two types of Retinopathy- Early diabetic Retinopathy & Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy. Normally individuals having diabetes for a long time and have high cholesterol levels can suffer from this problem.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Doctors suggest you dilated eye testing to check whether a person is suffering from Diabetic Retinopathy or not. During this examination, the experts will check the abnormalities both inside and outside areas of the eyes. Doctors suggest Fluorescein angiography after dilating the patient’s eyes. A dye is injected into the eyes’ vein, and images are captured once the dye starts circulating inside the blood vessels.
Once the diagnosis is made, the doctors will suggest treatments like.
- Advanced diabetic Retinopathy
- Early Diabetic Retinopathy
Advanced diabetic Retinopathy comes with different options like injecting medication into the eyes, Photocoagulation, Panretinal Photocoagulation, and Vitrectomy. However, doctors also mention that treatment for Retinopathy can reduce the progression of diabetic Retinopathy, but it will not help in a complete cure as diabetes is a lifelong health issue. People can consult with the professionals at Iris Eye Care, Pune, for the best suggestion.
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