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Mar

14

Cataracts: Are Diabetics More At Risk?

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms And TreatmentAs diabetics we all know how important it is to stay on top of our heath, but what about when it comes to our eyes? I make it appoint to see my eye doctor every six months just to stay on top of things.  As diabetics are we more prone to certain conditions due to consistent high blood sugar readings?  Lets take a closer look as the question of cataracts was recently brought to my attention. 

So first off, what are cataracts?  Cataracts are are just one one of the sight-related complications of diabetes. The closer you manage your diabetes, the more likely you are to avoid any diabetes complications.

However, understanding more about diabetes and cataracts may help you to identify this complication at an early stage and seek treatment.

Symptoms Of Cataracts:

During the early stages, cataracts may have little effect on vision. Symptoms vary due to the location of the cataract in the eye (nuclear, cortical, or posterior subcapsular). Depending on the type and extent of the cataract, patients may experience the following symptoms:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Glare and sensitivity to bright lights
  • Colors appear faded
  • Difficulty reading due to reduced black-white contrast

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