what makes a diabetic eye to close up

By udntuk Latest Reply 2010-03-22 09:13:13 -0500
Started 2010-03-22 08:29:05 -0500

please my father is diabetic and i had to join this site to have knowledge on how to care for him. last night at about 1am, he woke up to complain that he could not see, his left eyelids ahd completely seal up. what do we do please help us!

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MAYS 2010-03-22 09:13:13 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Can you please answer a few questions for me ?

Does your father suffer from watery or itchy, burning eyes ?
Does he have any vision problems or does he wear glasses ?
Has he been to the eye doctor for a vision exam ?

As a diabetic it is important to have your eyes tested by a professional, diabetes can cause many sight related and reducing problems including blindness,

Here are some links to information pertaining to diabetes and vision complications, don't rely on anything except professional medical help concerning this and anything else relating to diabetes :




" Mays "

Deb-G 2010-03-22 09:01:49 -0500 Report

You should have him checked at the doctor…swollen eyelid can sometimes indicate a Kidney issue…usually secondary to a main condition (diabetes)…but this would be both eyelids and sometimes also swelling in hands/feet…Is it both eyes or just the one? …

Just one can indicate anything from Infection, a stye, conjunctivitis if its accompanied by crust/wheeping, or even more simple things like Allergies, or if one eyelid only even a bug bite (is it red?)…

If it persists def get him checked out to rule out the Kidney issue :)

Hope he if doing well

GabbyPA 2010-03-22 08:44:54 -0500 Report

I was researching your issue and could not find any direct reason that diabetes would cause the eyelid to close up. I did find something called nerve plasy but it is more directly related to eye movement. http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/third-nerve-palsy

Could it be that your father has a cold in his eye or pink eye? This will form a crusty seal of the eyelid and some swelling. Either way, I would take him to his doctor to have it checked out. If it is something like pink eye, make sure he does not rub it or touch his other eye, as it is VERY contagious. Please let us know what you find out.

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