Diabetic Eye Disease

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Diabetic Eye Disease
Source: National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institute of Health. www.nei.nih.gov
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
Diabetic eye disease may include:
Diabetic Retinopathy:
damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
clouding of the eye's lens. Cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes.
increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults.

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