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Diabetic Eye Disease

2013-01-25 16:03

People with diabetes are at increased risk for diabetic eye disease. Retinopathy, a disorder of retina is commonly seen amongest the patients. People with diabetes are far more likely to suffer from vision loss than non-diabetics and it is the most common blindness in the U.S among younger individuals.

Diabetic eye disease types

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that diabetics may face. It can cause serious vision loss and even blindness. It may include the following types:

Glaucoma: It occurs when fluid pressure in eyes increases. High pressure can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss. People with diabetes are 40% more likely to develop glaucoma than people with Diabetes.

Cataracts: People with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop this eye condition. It is featured with clouding of the eye’s lens which can block light.

Diabetic retinopathy: It refers to a group of eye problems which damage the blood vessels in the retina.

What are the risk factors of diabetic eye disease?

* Poor blood sugar control

* High blood pressure

* The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely the patients will get eye problems.

How to reduce the risk of diabetic eye disease?

* If you have diabetes get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.

* If you have diabetic eye disease, you need an eye exam more often. Timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care can reduce the risk of blindness.

* Better control levels of blood sugar, blood sugar and cholesterol can reduce the risk of vision loss.

General treatments for diabetic eye disease

In early stages, if eye problems have not affected their vision significantly, no treatment is needed. If the eye problems keep worsening, treatments will be required.

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed or cleaned out and replaced by a clear man-made lens.

As for glaucoma, the eye’s pressure is reduced by increasing the drainage of aqueous humor or decreasing the production of the fluid. Special eye drops, laser procedures, medicine or surgery are required to treat the condition. Treatment of diabetic retinopathy may involve laser procedure or surgery.

Our treatment for diabetic eye disease

Tangyankang is a characterized treatment for diabetic eye disease. It is an external therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine. Based on the patients’ eye disease condition, different types of herbs are micronized and packed in special medicine bag. Then the medicine bag is put on eyes just like wearing eyeshade. The effective medicines can improve the microcirculation around eyes and relieve pressure in eyes. On the other hand, the effective ingredients can stimulate the self-repairing of the small blood vessels to treat eye problems.

Tangyankang not only can help prevent diabetic eye disease, but also can slow its progression and relieve the damage effectively.

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