Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that can result from diabetes. Early detection and timely treatment of diabetes-related eye diseases such as retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts, is extremely important for those with diabetes, as diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in adults ages 20-74. You should plan to make regular eye doctor visits when you have diabetes. A full yearly checkup can help find problems early when they are easier to treat, which could save your vision.
Best ways to manage your diabetes and keep your eyes healthy
- Get your eyes screened, including a dilated eye exam once a year
- Keep your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol at your target levels
- Take your diabetes medication to manage your blood sugar levels
- Keep a healthy weight by eating well and moving more
- If you smoke, seek help with quitting
Usually there are no warning signs of diabetic eye disease nor of vision loss when damage begins to develop. All these steps can reduce your risk of more eye damage. A full dilated eye exam helps your doctor find and treat eye problems early, before much vision loss can occur.
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