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Diabetes and Macular Edema


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How to prevent vision loss from Diabetes Complications


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Dr, Janina, You have great videos as always. I 'm diabetic and I cannot see small letters when I got to the eye doctor. The doctor told me my left did not developed properly. When I wake up in the mornings, sometime my eyes be fuzzing and it takes a while for it to get focus. Should I make an appointment to the eye doctor to see what is going on. I went last year to the eye doctor and he said everything was the same.

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:48 AM by Rosalind W

Hi Rosalind, Regarding the early morning fuzzy vision.... I would see if it has more to do with your blood sugar level in the morning because your doctor said all was the same. If I understand correctly, you go every year to the eye doctor, correct?

Sep 29, 2013 - 10:43 PM by janina s

Dr this is the first I've heard of Macular Degeneration! As I mentioned in another post, I sufferfrom lack of central vision, an inability to read from my right eye nor can I see faces and details. I underwent surgery for a partial cornea replacement. There was no improvement. I continued to make appointments and my doctor was frustrated because my cornea and lenses were clear. I then went to the retina specialist who performed sophisticated tests that revealed I had the pale optic nerve. He showed dme the pictures. Is the macular the surface of the optic nerve as it attaches to the retina? I will look this up. thanks you so much for the explanations. It's probably too late to do anything as its been over 10 years or more but at least I know more.

Jan 06, 2013 - 3:45 AM by ronald h

Hi Ronald, so sorry I did not respond earlier but I was in the process of moving and had trouble getting WiFi. Regarding the optic nerve question, the macula is not in the same place although they are close to each other. Think of the macula as the seeing part and the optic nerve as the transmitting part. With either one of those in bad condition, vision will be altered. Please wear safety glasses (polycarbonate) at all times to protect your 1 working eye!

Jan 18, 2013 - 12:11 AM by janina s