eye disease

shydragon
By shydragon Latest Reply 2010-12-04 11:43:40 -0600
Started 2010-11-30 08:48:07 -0600

what is diabetic Retinopathy


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-11-30 12:31:47 -0600 Report

Here are some videos that will show you more specifically what it is and how diabetes is a major cause. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos?query=retinopathy&by=relevancy

Basically the sugar in our blood causes damage to the smaller blood vessels and nerves in our bodies and can cause them to bleed and not function properly. My dad had it and what happened was that one eye filled with blood from leaking capillaries. With some laser treatments he was able to regain some of his vision in that eye over time. He never felt comfortable driving again though, so mom drove.

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-11-30 09:01:09 -0600 Report

It is a disease of the retina causes poor vision and blindness causes are high blood sugars and poor blood pressure.
Alan

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