Over time, the high blood sugar associated with diabetes can affect the body significantly, especially the eyes. This increases the chance of developing eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.
People with diabetes must maintain a healthy lifestyle and take special care of their eyesight. It is essential that they see an ophthalmologist at least once a year. The sooner a problem in the eyes is detected, the better.
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, which is why Dr. Gabriela Avila, Glaucoma Service Director at CODET Vision Institute, took a moment to tell us about the eye complications associated with diabetes in the following video.