Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Care

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to follow up with your eye doctor routinely. This is because if your diabetes is not well controlled or if you have had diabetes for many years, you are at risk of developing bleeding in the back of the eye. If it gets severe enough it may cause reduced vision from bleeding, glaucoma, or even large cataract formation.

There is no treatment for diabetic changes that are mild apart from good blood sugar control; however, if the bleeding is severe enough it may need medication injections.

Therefore, make sure to follow up with your eye doctor consistently when you have diabetes.