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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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Eye Red Streak and Diabetes

February 10, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Unmanaged diabetes can make patient susceptible to diabetic complications such as Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic eye disease in which blood vessels in the retina swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In some cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. This often accounts for the symptom, in which a patient sees red streak in his vision.

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Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

October 8, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are some diabetic eye complications which are the greatest causes of blindness. » Continue Reading

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