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  • What is most important for diabetes patients' eye health? - Video Answer


    Question:

    What do diabetic patients need to know about their eyes and eye care?


    Answer:

    It’s very important for all diabetic patients to know that diabetes can affect the eye. Diabetes causes damage throughout the body by affecting small blood vessels. Some of the smallest blood vessels are in the back of the eye. This can result in bleeding or leakage of fluid that can result in decrease of vision or even blindness. But if detected early we can control this and prevent loss of vision. Therefore it’s very important for all diabetic patients to receive a routine eye examination with their ophthalmologist.


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