Reposted from @aaoeye - Ask someone with #diabetes what they #fear most, and they’re likely to say, losing their eyesight. Poorly controlled blood #sugar can lead to an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy. It happens when abnormal new blood vessels rupture and bleed inside the eye. To treat it, #ophthalmologists use a #laser to make #tiny burns that stop vessels from growing and leaking. Hundreds of tiny spots of laser are placed in the retina as shown in this #image . While laser #treatment can stop the damage, it can’t restore lost #vision . The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that people with type 1 diabetes have annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy beginning five years after the onset of their #disease , and that those with type 2 diabetes should have an examination at the time of diagnosis and at least once a year thereafter. Diabetic retinopathy can develop in anyone—even those who manage their diabetes carefully. To learn more about diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases and conditions, visit aao.org/eyesmart.
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