How can diabetes affect your eyes?


Diabetes is the main cause of blindness in adults aged 20 to 74. It is also a major cause of blindness for those aged 75 or older. Serious eye problems happen more often among people with diabetes as having too much glucose in the bloodstream, outside the cells where it belongs, leads to damage to the blood vessels and nerves that run throughout your body, including to the eyes. Retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma are common eye diseases among people with diabetes. The best way to prevent diabetes-related eye problems is to manage your blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Also, do not forget to go for a regular eye checkup. #eyecheckup #diabeticeyecare #eyehealth #eyecare