Many people don’t realize this, but your general health can have a major impact on the quality of your vision. He mentioned to me (as my Opthalmolosist did a month ago) that I have “some” micro hemorrhages on both my eyes. Patients with both insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus should have yearly dilated eye exams. In order to detect and prevent diabetic retinopathy, it is important that diabetes patients understand the causes of the disease, as well as any additional risks to the health of their eyes. The growth of these new blood vessels do not cause vision loss, but because of their location and fragile state, they are easily damaged. It was noted that the prevalence of retinopathy increased linearly with duration of diabetes. Five patients (3.3%) presented with visually threatening retinopathy at the time of diagnosis of diabetes.
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