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Diabetic patients must go for eye check-ups

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 14, 2019, 1:17 am IST
Updated Nov 14, 2019, 1:17 am IST
Opthalmologists state that people who are suffering from diabetes for 10 years come only after they have developed sight issues for check-ups.
Diabetic retinopathy is silent blindness and the vision deteriorates slowly.
 Diabetic retinopathy is silent blindness and the vision deteriorates slowly.

Hyderabad: Eye-check up in diabetes is as important as blood sugar. But the problem is that while blood sugar is checked the eyes are given a miss. For this reason, the reduced vision due to the high sugar levels are diagnosed too late.

Opthalmologists state that people who are suffering from diabetes for 10 years come only after they have developed sight issues for check-ups. Dr P. Muralidhar Rao, senior vitreo retinal surgeon at Maxi Vision Super Specialty Eye hospital explained, “Those who have been diagnosed with diabetes must get their eyes checked once in a year. Those who have been suffering from diabetes for more than 10 years must check their eyes atleast three times in a year. It is a simple test and will help them restore their vision. The problem is that people come so late that apart from surgical and laser interventions there are no other options. If they want their sight must be retained annual check-up’s will help as the problem can be taken care of quickly.”

 

Diabetic retinopathy is silent blindness and the vision deteriorates slowly. The vision reduces from the sides first and due to that reason the person cannot understand. A recent study by All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 2017 has shown that one in every 46 diabetic is blind and one in seven has some form of vision impairment due to high blood sugar levels.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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