Primary care docs now are more keyed into the fact their patients who have diabetes have to have an annual eye screening, Nussbaum said. Getting Advice On Swift Products In Eye Surgery | Suggestions For The EyeballsThe longer you have diabetes, the greater the likelihood you are going to develop damage. Because the early stages of the disease dont have symptoms, most patients dont know there is a problem until vision is affected. The problem is it can be a sudden change in vision but it is a disease that has been going on for so long, Nussbaum said. Uncovering Elementary Solutions In Glaucoma | Suggestions For The EyeballsIn Lowe’s case, it is a small membrane that formed on the surface of the retina in his left eye that may be causing him to lose some vision. Lowe said he thought he might be developing a cataract. After looking over his scans, Nussbaum told him that the part of the problem with leaky blood vessels has stabilized from earlier treatments. The risk of you going blind has gone from over 80 to less than 10 percent, Nussbaum said. You are doing really really well, as far as that is concerned. The issue is this membrane in the left eye, which has reduced your vision. The option would be surgery to remove it, but Lowe said he is doing well enough to avoid it. Nussbaum urged him to get his diabetes under control but Lowe doesnt sound optimistic. In fact, he says, he is surprised to have lived as long as he has so far.
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