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Diabetic eye problems

Blindness due to diabetes is fast becoming popular as a major cause of eye pathology, from increased risk of developing retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. High blood sugar levels and increased blood pressure contribute to the changes in sight. Therefore strict control of blood sugar and reduction of high blood pressure is essential in prevention eye disease, which can be monitored by an annual visit to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor). Symptoms of eye disease include bright flashes of lights, floaters, double vision, blurring of vision, loss of peripheral or central vision, pain in the eye, headaches, and seeing haloes around objects. Early treatment can preserve sight, however it often cannot be improved especially if the retina (back of the eye where images are detected) is involved.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by 13 News

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About: Diabetic eye problems

Date: 2005

Source: 13 News

Author: Candace J. Steele

URL: http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/1697332.html

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