out If You Have One of These Common Conditions Above
retinopathy stems from diabetes, causing a vast number of problems
to diabetes patients. Those suffering from diabetes can experience
kidney, heart and eye problems. This disease targets the eye's
retina. Blood clotting and
retinal detachments are
common effects from this disease.
patients usually suffer from some type of eye problem. The longer
you've had diabetes, the more likely you are to get some form of diabetic
retinopathy. Two types of this disease exist: nonproliferative
and proliferative. The first, nonproliferative, affects the
size of the blood vessels and can lead to hemorrhaging. It is usually
not too serious, but harmful conditions may also develop. The proliferative
type forms from the retina not receiving enough blood. New, weak
bloodvesselsformand often break,
resulting in altered vision.
in your vision
rule when it comes to treating this disease is to keep blood sugar
levels where they need to be through insulin, medicine and maintaining
a balanced diet. Laser treatment is a possibility but has side effects
such as vision loss, bleeding and scarring. In addition, laser treatment
is only designed to stop the spread of the disease, not improve vision.