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Posted on 07-28-2017
Understanding how diabetes can affect your vision begins with understanding how much the retina relies on a healthy blood supply provided by a vast network of tiny blood vessels. Type II diabetes (the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes) causes hyperglycemia or elevated levels of glucose in the bloodstream. Researchers have discovered that excess glucose prevents the production of certain fatty acids that allow cells to create normal blood vessels in the eye. Eventually, dying blood vessels are replaced by unhealthy, leaky blood vessels that fail to provide the retina and other eye components the oxygenated blood they need to function properly. If you have diabetes, your El Paso eye doctor offers specialized tests to determine if diabetes is affecting your visual abilities.
People with diabetes need to pay special attention to their eye health and vision. To schedule an appointment at University Vision Centre in El Paso for a diabetic eye examination, please contact us at 915-533-1811 today.
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