If you suffer from diabetes, you are at a higher risk than normal for eye disease. Understanding the risk factors that diabetes introduce to comprehensive eye care is critical. Treating diabetic retinopathy is a vision care service that we provide to manage the negative effects of the disease. The condition negatively affects vision due to the damaging effect upon the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Most vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy is preventable with early detection and intervention.
Diabetic Retinopathy cannot be cured. It can be prevented by managing blood sugar. High blood sugar causes damage to the blood vessels in the eyes. It will not cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems but will lead to poor eye health and vision impairment. The worsening of the eye condition or Diabetic Retinopathy are due to the high cholesterol, poor blood sugar control, high blood pressure, smoking, eating unhealthy foods, sedentary lifestyle, etc. It is helpful to be aware of the possible risk factors that will lead to eye complications for early detection. In order to lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy and vision impairment, it is necessary to keep your blood pressure at 140/80 or below. Maintaining a normal blood pressure is beneficial as controlling your blood sugar in order to prevent eye complications. And one way to control blood sugar and pressure is exercise because when you exercise regularly, the oxygen content in the blood increases.
There are many ways you will control and monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and many other factors leading to diabetic eye complications. And the most effective ways are to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, eat healthy foods and most of all have a complete eye exam yearly. It will be able to track the changes in the eyes or vision and the symptoms associated with Diabetic Retinopathy.
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