I had surgeries for a hole in my retina, then cataract, now my other eye is in the same position for both surgeries. I am on oral medication (GLIPIZIDE) TWICW A DAY, and try very hard to keep my A1C at 6.1. Can this medication cause this side effect. I am very allergic to Metfornin and was put on this a year ago.
Glipizide does not cause eye problems, but untreated high blood glucose can. Currently it sounds like your A1C is in excellent control. If your A1C has always been around 6.1, it is doubtful that your eye problems are related to your diabetes. People with diabetes do get cataracts at an earlier age, but most likely your eye problems are not because of your diabetes. Retinopathy and macular edema are the most common diabetes-related eye complications, but it is not clear that you have either of these conditions. Rosiglitazone (brand name Avandia) a different type of medicine used in the treatment of diabetes can increase the risk of macular edema, but neither metformin nor glipizide are associated with either of these conditions.