Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin or the body is unable to process it properly. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. In fact, the longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he is to have Retinopathy.
Retinopathy is the medical term for damage to the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish the retina, the tissue at the back of your eye that captures light and relays information to your brain. These blood vessels are often affected by the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes. Unfortunately, these delicate vessels hemorrhage easily. Blood may leak into the retina and vitreous, causing spots or floaters, along with decreased vision.
In later stages, the disease may lead to new blood vessel growth over the retina. The new blood vessels can cause scar tissue to develop, which can pull the retina away from the back of the eye. This is known as retinal detachment, and it can lead to blindness if untreated. In addition, abnormal blood vessels can grow on the iris, which can lead to glaucoma. People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to lose vision than those who are not diabetic, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Under allopathic system of medicine, there is no specific treatment. Under Ayurvedic system, Dr.Basu’s Isotine Eye Drop has proved very effective in improving vision & also recovers the loss of vision after laser.
Diabetic Retinopathy – Result after the Treatment using isotine eye drops
DIABETIC RETINOPATHAY SYMPTOMS & SIGNS
In the early, most treatable stages of diabetic retinopathy, you usually experience no visual symptoms or pain. The disease can even progress to an advanced stage without any noticeable change in your vision.
Some common symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are listed below, however, diabetes may cause other eye symptoms.
Spiders, cobwebs or tiny specks floating in vision
Dark streaks or a red film that vision
Vision loss or blurred vision
A dark or empty spot in the center of your vision
Poor night vision
Difficulty adjusting from bright light to dim light.
DIABETIC RETINOPATHAY CAUSES
Changes in blood-sugar levels increase your risk of diabetic retinopathy, as does long-term diabetes. Generally, diabetics don’t develop diabetic retinopathy until they have had diabetes for at least 10 years, but it is not wise to wait that long to have an eye exam. As soon as you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to have a dilated eye exam at least once a year. Fortunately, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy by using common sense and taking good care of yourself.