Diabetic grandma suffers from cataract- Need advice!

By Mariekel Latest Reply 2018-01-05 01:31:29 -0600
Started 2017-12-29 01:28:04 -0600

Hi, I'm writing this for my grandma, who is a diabetic patient. Recently she is suffering from cataract. She struggles a lot because of her blurry vision. Most of the times she suffers from watery eyes and also all the colors seem faded to her. After her regular eye check-up from a clinic nearby, the ophthalmologist added that her high blood sugar is the primary cause of her blindness. So he advised correcting the diabetic level and also undergoing LASIK eye surgery at a clinic in Toronto ( http://www.clearviewinstitute.com/ ). So I'm planning to schedule an appointment for LASIK surgery this week. Will this treatment provide an improved and safer result? Have anyone here undergone this treatment before? Please share your views!

3 replies

lcf74 2018-01-05 01:31:29 -0600 Report

I have eye problems due to be a Type 1 diabetic. LASIK has never been recommended to me.

suecsdy 2018-01-02 15:07:24 -0600 Report

Shortly after I was dxd with diabetes, I had cataract surgery on both eyes, one at a time. I wasn't having trouble seeing or with blurry vision. I had double vision in both eyes. I was told that as long as I had the cataracts, I would have double vision. Once they were removed, no more double vision! And as a bonus from the surgery, the Dr was able to correct my distance vision. I still need readers, but I get them from the dollar store. I'm very happy with the results. My blood sugars were already under control at the time of surgery. Hope this helps.

GabbyPA 2018-01-01 10:14:53 -0600 Report

My mom as a diabetic had both of her eyes operated on to remove cataracts and improve her vision. She did one eye at a time and she loved the results. Especially since she was a child she was considered legally bind because her eyes were so bad. (not caused by diabetes, she is type 2 at 65 years old)