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Can diabetes lead to blindness?
Yes, Diabetes can lead to severe vision loss and blindness if left untreated. However, early detection and timely treatment can prevent or slow down its progression and preserve vision.
What are the treatment options for diabetic eye disease?

Treatment options for diabetic eye disease depend on the stage and severity of the condition. They may include laser to seal leaking blood vessels, eye injections of medication, and, in advanced cases, microsurgery to remove blood and scar tissue from the retina.


How often should I have my eyes checked for diabetic eye disease?

People with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. Regular eye exams help detect diabetic eye disease in its early stages when treatment is most effective.


Can diabetic eye disease be prevented?

While diabetic eye disease cannot always be prevented entirely, the risk of its development and progression can be reduced through regular eye exams, controlling blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol, as well as leading a healthy lifestyle.


Can cataracts cause glaucoma?
Glaucoma and cataracts are two separate eye conditions, and one does not directly cause the other. However, it is possible for a person to have both glaucoma and cataracts simultaneously, especially in older adults.


How can I reduce the risk of cataracts and glaucoma?
While some risk factors for cataracts and glaucoma are beyond your control (such as age and family history), you can reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing diabetes and blood pressure (if applicable), wearing UV-protective sunglasses, and scheduling regular eye exams.
Can glaucoma patients undergo laser cataract surgery?
In most cases, glaucoma patients can undergo laser-assisted cataract surgery. However, the decision will depend on the individual's specific eye condition and overall health, which the ophthalmologist will evaluate before recommending the appropriate treatment approach.
How is glaucoma managed after cataract surgery?
If you have glaucoma and undergo cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will monitor your intraocular pressure (IOP) and may adjust your glaucoma medications or recommend additional glaucoma treatments if necessary.
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