07 Sep 2018 - 1 min read
Diabetes is one of the leading cause for permanent blindness. It is very essential for us to know to avoid the complications of diabetes. Micro-vascular complications will involve eyes, kidneys and nerves in common. But early detection and prevention will avoid permanent disability.
"EYES are the most beautiful organs created by nature which enables us to have vision. It is very important factor for individuals to be independent in their life"
Diabetes is a metabolic syndrome entity which is characterized by hyperglycemia, high blood pressure and dyslipedemia. It causes various inflammatory reactions, lipid and fibrin deposition in the blood vessels causing arterial narrowing and reduction in the blood flow to the tissues. We call it microvascular complications of diabetes.
The microvascular complications occur in three vital organs :
Ocular/Visual Complications :
Here we shall discuss some of the ocular complications of diabetes which can cause permanent blindness if not detected and treated in time.
The complications that we discuss in this article are of utter importance. They are :
Diabetic retinopathy can be divided into :
We need to detect non-proliferative stages so that we can avoid going in for proliferative stage.
Prevention of Ocular Complications :
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