When the retina is damaged due to diabetes, it is known as diabetic retinopathy. Improper control of blood sugar can result in blood vessels that are weak and leaky, leading to haemorrhages that can damage tissue. This occurs in the tiny vessels that supply blood to your retina, causing permanent vision loss.
For Diabetic management, prevention is the key. People who don’t wear glasses tend to believe that they rarely need to visit their eye doctor, but evaluation of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration are all part of regular eye wellness. Hence, eye health professionals always recommend that patients schedule routine eye exams, even if they don’t need refractive correction.
Please visit the eye doctor regularly, especially if you have diabetes, your vision may depend on it.