Category Archives: Diabetic Eye Care

senior man with glucometer checking blood sugar level at home

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes can damage your eyes and cause vision loss and blindness. When blood sugar levels are high, it can cause the blood vessels in the retina (the back part of the eye) to leak. This can lead to vision problems, such as blurred vision or difficulty seeing at night. Over time, diabetes can also damage […]


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How can having diabetes affect your eyes?

Patients who have diabetes need to keep their blood sugars in check in order to avoid damage to their organs, and this includes damage to the eyes and vision loss. Here is what you should know about diabetic eye disease and what you can do to prevent or reduce the effects on your eyes. Diabetic […]


Using a Laser to Fight Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and the health of your eyes aren’t a match made in heaven. Various eye conditions can stem from high blood sugar levels of diabetes: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among those with diabetes. It affects approximately 1 out of every 3 adults with diabetes. […]


How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Here’s a question. What’s the leading cause of blindness in the United States? If you said macular degeneration or cataracts you’d be wrong. It’s diabetic retinopathy. In fact, diabetes can lead to a variety of eye conditions. And considering the explosion of diabetes in this country as the population continues the trend toward obesity, that’s […]



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