Diabetic Eye Clinic
Diabetic Retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. Every diabetic needs to be screened for it by regular dilated fundus examination.
Diabetes can cause problems in your eyes. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect various parts of the eyes which includes RETINA, LENS, VITREOUS, OPTIC NERVE.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in the world.
Please note, that retina damage happens very slowly. Uncontrolled diabetes can damage tiny blood vessels of the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. When these blood vessels are damaged, they may leak blood and grow fragile new vessels. When the nerve cells are damaged, vision is impaired. These changes can result in blurring of your vision, hemorrhage into your eye, or, if untreated, retinal detachment.
Symptoms of Retinal Problems
- Blurry or double vision.
- Seeing rings around lights.
- Flashing Lights or Blank Spots.
- Pressure or Pain in one or both eyes.
- Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.