Diabetes and eye diseases go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, one of the major concerns of a diabetic patient is that they might end up losing their eyesight if their sugar levels are not kept under control. A question that keeps haunting them like a nightmare is: How can diabetes, a disease of the pancreas, have such a dire effect on your vision?
This can be simply explained by the occurrence of diabetes in our bloodstream. When we eat food, it gives us glucose which when broken by the natural insulin of our body releases small cells of energy. In a diabetic patient, this natural insulin mechanism fails and the unbroken glucose gets absorbed into our bloodstream, and thus causes an elevation in the levels of sugar in our body.
You may have heard that diabetes is a root cause of various eye ailments and it even cause complete blindness. Unfortunately, it’s not a myth! Infact, diabetes or high blood sugar level can cause a number of eye problems; a few of which are sight-threatening and calls for medical emergency. Diabetes may cause frequent changes in vision, blurred and double vision, development of cataract, tears and holes in the retina, etc. Another severe eye complication that is caused due to diabetes is ‘Glaucoma’ or ‘kala motia’. If not diagnosed or treated on time, Glaucoma may cause irreversible loss of vision at a later stage.
At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), we not only provide excellent medical facility and advanced technology to deal with diabetic eye diseases, but also help to restore your vision to a larger extent, if not fully. We are among very few NABH accredited and CGHS approved eye hospitals in Delhi NCR, known for the Diabetic Retinopathy treatments. If you have diabetes or a family history of diabetes, do not ignore and get your eyes examined thoroughly on regular basis.
To seek an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination or for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy, visit the nearest centre of Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), spread across Delhi NCR. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic centres will enable you to manage and prevent diabetic eye diseases, like Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy at an early stage.