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Diabetic Eye Disease: How Diabetics Can Prevent Blindness

Diabetic Eye Disease: How Diabetics Can Prevent Blindness

People with diabetes worry about a lot of things, but some don’t realize the danger to their eyesight. Yet diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. You may not think much about your eyes each day, but what if you suddenly couldn’t see? If you have diabetes, it’s a real possibility.

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

The phrase “diabetic eye disease” refers to one of four common eye problems that affect people with diabetes. According to Prevent Blindness, they are:

Read more about the treatment for each of these diseases. While medicine and surgery can help, prevention is the best cure.

Preventing Eye Problems

From 2000 to 2010, the number of cases of diabetic retinopathy increased 89 percent from 4.06 million to 7.69 million, according to the National Institutes of Health. With more people suffering from these problems, it’s critical for diabetics to be aware of their eye health. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care of diabetic eye disease can protect against vision loss.
Here are the steps to take to maintain your eyesight into old age:

If you’re having vision problems with or without diabetes, contact your doctor or an appointment as soon as possible.

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