Eye Care Updates

1May, 2015

KEEPING AN EYE ON DIABETES

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If diabetics allow chronic high glucose levels to damage small blood vessels in their retinas, they can develop “diabetic retinopathy.” While the condition generally causes no symptoms in its early stage, it can eventually lead to blurry vision, floaters, flashes of light in the peripheral area of vision, and even sudden blindness in one eye. To prevent these unwanted outcomes, those with diabetes are strongly urged to control their blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure and get regular eye exams. It is also important that the eye doctor monitor the development of “diabetic macular edema,” […]
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16Apr, 2015

STRINGING ALONG

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It usually comes as a shock to most people when they first discern spots or lines drifting across their fields of vision. This phenomenon is most evident when looking up at a clear blue sky or other solid background. These so-called “floaters” are
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