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Macular Edema and Diabetes

March 13, 2021 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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Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

August 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime. » Continue Reading

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