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Posted on April 5, 2013 in News

Diabetes (diabetes) can damage the eyes, and sometimes there are no early symptoms. So you have no idea that something is wrong and that their view is in danger. These are the main problems of the eyes, which can be caused or aggravated by diabetes (diabetes). Cataracts: often described as a clouding of the lens of the eye. They are treatable using the procedure in the majority of cases. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that have as a common final condition an optic neuropathy characterized by progressive loss of nerve fibers in the retina and changes in the appearance of the optic nerve. Something that makes relevant to this ailment is that in most of the affected people no symptoms in the early stages of the disease; When they occur, they are usually loss of vision and visual field defects. These symptoms may mean that the disease is at an advanced point of its evolution.

Unusual is that there is pain in the eye in the chronic glaucoma, but is common in acute glaucoma (angle-closure glaucoma), which if you can cause intense symptoms since its inception. One of the main factors which influence the occurrence of glaucoma is high intraocular pressure, although there is no exact correlation between glaucoma and intraocular pressure, because some people may develop the disease with figures of intraocular pressure considered normal and yet sometimes there are high numbers without causing any ocular impact. There are several types of glaucoma, each of which has a different origin and evolution, by which the general definition set forth herein may not apply to all forms of this disease. Most cases corresponds to the so-called simple chronic glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy: covers the back part of our eyes, the tissue is sensitive to light and is often referred to as the retina. The retina consists of very small blood vessels that can be damaged by retinopathy diabetic.