Diabetic Eye Disease – 糖尿病眼疾

What is diabetic eye disease?

The fine blood vessels at the back of the eye may be damaged as a result of diabetes causing bleeding, or the blood vessels may leak fluid into the macular (central) area of the retina resulting in blurred vision.

Who is at risk of diabetic eye disease?

All patients with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Annual examination is important, as early diagnosis and treatment is vital.

What can I do to prevent diabetic eye disease?

A good healthy diet, as well as exercising and maintaining a sensible weight will help to maintain the blood sugar within the normal range. Any additional issues of high blood pressure and high cholesterol need to be dealt with in consultation with your local doctor.