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November: Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month 11/6/2017

 

“People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts,” according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology as part of their efforts to make known to more diabetics the negative impact that this disease has in their visual health and how they can take better care of their vision.

Speaking of cataracts, a lot of us probably know that it is the result of the natural aging process of the human body. However, what we may not know is that there are other types of cataracts. For example, metabolic cataracts can be caused by diabetes.

Excess of sugar in the blood of diabetic patients can cause changes in the crystalline lens structure and these changes cause the opacification of the transparent crystalline lens (cataract) which affects vision.

The most common cataract symptoms are blurry vision, double vision, being extra sensitive to light, having trouble seeing well at night, needing more light when you read, and seeing bright colors as faded or yellow.

Cataracts are also a risk factor for other ocular diseases. They increase the risk of developing glaucoma and can make a correct evaluation and treatment for other ocular diseases harder.

It is because of everything mentioned previously that diabetic patients, besides maintaining their sugar levels well controlled, also have to take preventive actions to take care of their visual health.

CODET Vision Institute joins the recommendations of the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) and recommends visiting an ophthalmological specialist every year at least or as often as the ophthalmologist recommends.

Researchers at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia have found that more than half of patients with this disease skip these exams. Having a dilated eye exam yearly or more often can prevent 95% of diabetes-related vision loss.

At CODET Vision Institute we have the most advanced technology and the most experienced specialists to perform the tests and complete assessments for your visual health. We invite you to learn more about the importance of a complete eye exam. 

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