Dr. Anthony Komaroff (Doctor K) is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. He also has a Q&A column that runs in the Lincoln Journal Star. Recently, the topic arose of how diabetes affects vision.
We emphasize the key points of the article for you here:
- Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when high a level of blood sugar damages the small blood vessels in the retina; this is the most serious eye problem that affects diabetics.
- This disease can lead to severe and sudden vision loss and even blindness.
- Prevention is enhanced by being proactive! Be sure to carefully control your blood sugar levels and adhere to the standard of annual vision exams.
To read the full article discussing the cause and treatment options, click here.