Specialist’s warning about the risk of permanent blindness in diabetics

Ophthalmology Specialist Assoc. dr. Selim Demir gave information about eye problems and treatment methods for diabetics. Assoc. states that diabetic patients should not delay their eye exams. Dr Demir said: “If treatment is possible, timely treatment is important. If vision fades, vision changes during the day, the difference in vision between the two eyes and he can no longer see the clarity he saw before, he should he definitely consult a doctor.”


Demir stated that the way to get a positive response to eye treatments is to control the sugar levels and blood pressure after the treatment, Demir said: “We are increasingly encountering diabetes and related eye problems in our country. The reason for this may be have been explained as a sedentary lifestyle and fast food habits caused by the pandemic. We encounter serious vision problems because of this. We ask them to go to endocrine doctors and come to ophthalmologists in time. That is, it is important to treat them in time and when treatment is possible Timely examination and blurred vision, loss of vision that changes during the day, and if he can no longer see the clarity he used to see or if there is a difference in the vision of both eyes, don’t waste time A doctor should be consulted,” he said.


Assoc. states that the measures taken in the initial period show positive results in treatment. Demir said, “The sugar in the blood is like the lime that travels in the water pipes. Just as the lime causes permanent damage to the water pipes over time, the sugar in the blood causes permanent damage to the artery walls. Oil and blood begin to leak from the vessel wall.If measures are not taken in the early period to strengthen the vessel wall, permanent vision is not taken and problems leading to nerve loss occur.Strengthening of the vessel wall along with blood sugar regulation.This are in particular argon laser photocoagulation, that is, drying the damaged area.If this cannot be brought under control, we apply needle treatments in the eye.The goal here is to inject drugs into the eye.to heal the damaged vessel wall If you can’t get this under control and you’re bleeding from the inside, we can treat the eye damage from diabetes with a special posterior surgery called a vitrectomy. The success of the treatments depends on the course of the disease How well you control your blood sugar, what do you tell yourself How much you pay attention depends on how well you control your blood pressure. Vision loss in the early period of the patients leads to permanent blindness in the later stages in the form of blurred vision and reduced clarity. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of permanent blindness in our country. Most diabetic patients over the age of 20 have eye problems. In many of these patients, this damage unfortunately reaches an irreversible stage.” Dr. Demir, drawing attention to the importance of an early and timely eye exam, warned, “You can prevent permanent vision loss with early eye checks.”

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