Diabetic Eye Disease

Patients with diabetes may be affected by a group of conditions that fall into the category of  diabetic eye disease. There are a number of problems that can occur, some of the most common diabetic eye problems include glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. The best treatment for these conditions will depend on the nature and severity of the symptoms. The ophthalmologist will advise you of the best option for your needs. It is important to note that early detection of these conditions goes a long way in reducing the risk of blindness, and regular follow-up consultations are highly recommended. Patients with advanced diabetic eye disease may require laser treatment, injections, or surgery to stabilise the disease.