Treatment for Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

Preventive measures are the best ways to avoid eye problems associated with diabetes. Here are a few steps to follow:

  • Have regular eye exams: visiting your eye care professional for regular check ups is the first step in supporting the health of your eyes
  • Keep your blood glucose and blood pressure as normal as possible: high blood sugar and high blood pressure are high risk factors for damage to the tiny blood vessels in the eye, which is the starting point for more serious complications. Make sure your blood glucose and blood pressure are where they need to be.
  • Treatment depends on the progression of the disease. Advance stage treatments may include:
    • Medication – injected into eye to decrease inflammation
    • Laser surgery – to stop blood vessels from leaking
    • Other surgical procedures – in advanced situations; surgery may be needed to replace the vitreous (or gel-like area) of the eye or to repair a detached retina

If you have diabetes you should have your eyes examined regularly to help identify any eye health issues early.

Find out more in next week’s post

 Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953