Eye problems in diabetes, opinion Dr Shahana Majumdar. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of getting eye problems. For early detection and prevention regular eye examination is recommended.
Dr Shahana Majumdar (Retina Consultant I-core Eye Hospital, Noida) explains that eye diseases should be detected before the symptoms occur. As soon as an individual is diagnosed with diabetes, they must have their retinas examined annually. Common eye symptoms in diabetic patients include blurred or distorted vision, black spots in the field of vision which might hint at internal bleeding in the eye.
Dr Shahana Majumdar explains the two most common tests undertaken to examine the eyes of patients with diabetes:-
Dr Shahana Majumdar speaks about how some patients manage to get checked in the nick of time and so a part of their vision if not the whole can be restored. However, she explains that for comprehensive care of the eyes, patients need to be regular with checkups, control their blood sugar, look after their kidneys, and abstain from smoking.
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