Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Diabetes - eye care


Diabetes- eye care :

Diabetes can harm your eyes. It can damage the small blood vessels in your retina, the back part of your eye. This is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes also increases your risk of having glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.
You may not know there is any damage to your eyes until the problem is very bad. Your doctor can catch problems early if you get regular eye exams.

To prevent diabetes eyeproblems :


You can do a lot to prevent diabetes eye problems.
  • Keep your blood glucose and blood pressure as close to normal as you can.
  • Have an eye care professional examine your eyes once a year. Have this exam even if your vision is OK. The eye care professional will use drops to make the black part of your eyes-pupils-bigger. This process is called dilating your pupil, which allows the eye care professional to see the back of your eye. Finding eye problems early and getting treatment right away will help prevent more serious problems later on.



                                                     
   
                  




                       



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