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Eye problems in Diabetes

(Diabetes can cause quite a few eye related complications, if not managed properly. In this interview with Ophthalmologist Dr. Aniruddha Joshi, we will discuss 'Diabetes and Eyecare'.) Does diabetes cause eye problems? Diabetes can cause many eye related disorders. This is particularly true for patients who have had diabetes for an extended period (5 or more years). What types of eye problems can arise from diabetes? Diabetes can affect various parts of the eye: front part (cornea, lid); middle part (vitreous) and the back part (retina). Here is a list of eye problems that can be caused by diabetes: * Multiple 'styes' (infections) in the eye lid that have delayed healing. * Delays in healing of corneal ulcers. * Increased chances of conjunctivitis. * Glaucoma - Increase in the eyeball pressure. * Early onset of cataract. * Visual disturbances - seeing occasional flashes and bright spots. * Retinopathy - complications ...

BharatHealth.com - Using the Internet to Manage Diabetes

(This is an article about controlling Diabetes using an internet solution like BharatHealth by Dr. Uday Phadke) When a patient first hears about being diagnosed with diabetes, the immediate reaction is that of fear. The patient is often subjected to erroneous, misleading advice from friends and family. There are many misconceptions and unscientific opinions about this illness. While there is no need for the patient to get very paranoid, it is worth noting that diabetes is a serious condition and can result in long lasting complications, if not managed properly. One key issue with diabetes is that symptoms may not necessarily be present even when sugars are high, however internal complications will continue to develop. Hence diabetes is often referred to as the 'Silent Killer'. 'Lack of symptoms' is often considered by patients as an indication that their diabetes is in control. However, with continued high blood sugar levels, severe ...