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A Peek at Diabetic Retinopathy

January 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes can cause a variety of eye diseases that can potentially lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. These diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in patients with diabetes.

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Vertigo and Diabetes

August 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Vertigo, or dizziness is an incident wherein you experience unbalance and unsteadiness as a result affecting the brain or ears. Diabetes is such a diverse condition with many complications, and so it has always been associated with vertigo in a lot of ways by affecting different parts of the body.

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

July 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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