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Diabetic Retinopathy

By Admin, March 1, 2013

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by elevated blood glucose levels.

How is Diabetes Mellitus diagnosed?

Diabetes may have symptoms in some people, and no symptoms in others. Generally it causes increased thirst, hunger and increased urination.

How can Diabetes Mellitus affect the eyes?

Can cause Early Cataract and Diabetic Retinopathy – damage to retina due to weakening of blood vessel wall.

How often should I have my eyes examined if I have Diabetes Mellitus?

One should get a baseline eye examination done once diabetes is diagnosed. Anybody having diabetes for a period of more than 5 years should get a regular eye check up done. If Diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed one should go for a regular follow every 6 months.

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