Glaucoma and Diabetic Eye Disease
Glaucoma occurs when fluid on the inside of the eye doesn’t drain properly and is common in patients with diabetes. It is possible that there are no visible symptoms of glaucoma until the problem has become very advanced and there is already a significant loss of vision. It is recommended that patients with a risk of glaucoma have regular screenings.
Gradual vision loss, tunnel vision, eye pain, nausea, blurred vision, “halos” around light sources, redness of the eye.
The most common treatment for glaucoma is the use of medication to either increase drainage or decrease the production of fluid. In more serious forms, surgery may be needed. Your Henry Eye Clinic eye specialist may prescribe medicated eye drops or oral medications to reduce eye pressure, instead of more invasive procedures.
Diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 74. If you or a loved one has diabetes, managing it well is vital to your eye health. If left unmanaged, it can cause changes in your vision and increase the risk of eye problems such as blurry vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy.
Regular eye exams are vital if you have diabetes, even if you don’t have trouble seeing. If you’ve experienced vision loss, eye exams are essential in preventing the eyes worsening. Early detection through comprehensive eye exams can help to prevent vision loss by ensuring that your eyes are healthy. To make sure your vision stays healthy, talk to us about scheduling your next eye exam.