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Today's Better Diabetic Eyes
Type 1 diabetes can cause serious damage to your eyes. Fortunately, there has been much progress over the years in the prevention and treatment of eye damage caused by diabetes, or diabetic retinopathy.
Spotting Diabetic Eye Damage Risk
Eye damage is one of the many complications of diabetes. Getting an eye exam once a year may help diabetes patients avoid permanent eye damage.
Different Ethnicities, Same Diabetic Eyes
In people with diabetes, out-of-control blood sugar can spell trouble. High blood sugar can lead to a number of problems, including eye damage.
Diabetic Eye Damage Tied to Ethnicity
From your head to your toes, diabetes can cause problems throughout the body. Even your eyes can be affected by diabetes.
Eye Damage in Type 1 Plus Celiac
Celiac disease (a condition that damages the small intestine) may boost the risk of type 1 diabetes. But that may not be where the damage ends. Celiac disease could lead to problems down the road for diabetes patients.
Low "Good" Cholesterol Bad in Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you could end up having problems in many parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys or eyes. If you want to protect yourself against these problems, you may need to keep a closer eye on your cholesterol.
Eye Damage in Diabetes and Hypertension
Both high blood pressure and eye problems are common complications of diabetes. Now, new research reveals how high blood pressure affects vision in diabetes patients.
When to Screen Diabetic Eyes
Diabetes patients are faced with the possibility of many complications, including eye problems. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes get their eyes checked at least once a year.
Vision Loss Not Tied to Aging
The National Eye Institute is gearing up for the May kick off of Healthy Vision Month by reminding, that while vision may change with age, vision loss is not a normal part of the aging process.
Eye Disease May Give Clues of Brain Decline
An eye exam can do far more than screen for potential vision problems. It also can give doctors a view into the body's vascular system, and it may even be able to pinpoint patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline.