High blood glucose levels negatively impact all tissues of the body causing diabetes complications which requires intensive therapy. The team at BEATO is dedicatedly involved in knowledge sharing regarding diabetes and its related complications and here is a brief on diabetes impacting the eye, of which diabetic retinopathy affects nearly one out of every ten persons with diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma than people without diabetes. It is a recognized fact that the longer the duration of diabetes the more are the chances of glaucoma in the eye. It is also said that the risk also increases as the age of the individual progresses. Cataract causes the eye lens to get cloudy and block light. Diabetes affects the clarity of the vision and cataract is common in individuals.
Retinopathy is also a cause of concern in individuals with long term diabetes. The chronic state of high blood glucose levels can affect the thin capillaries of the eye affecting the vision. Retinopathy is identified as three types:
In Non-proliferative Retinopathy, capillaries in the back of the eye swell to form pouches.
In Macular Edema, the capillary walls are weakened and there is reduced control in the passage of substances between the blood and the retina. Fluid leakage causes the macula to swell, blurring the vision.
In Proliferative Retinopathy, as the damaged blood vessels close off and new blood vessels start growing in the retina which is actually weak causing blood leakage, blocked vision. The growth of new blood vessels causes scar tissue that can cause retinal detachment.
All of the above conditions can be treated if detected at early stages. It is essential that if you have diabetes getting a comprehensive diagnosis through an eye health care provider is imminent.
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BeatO Services for Eye Health Complications
BEATO provides screening for diabetes and eye health complications. Service is provided with in-home technicians reaching out to each individual with professional care and reports are discussed with the best Ophthalmologists in the city. The team is highly qualified and dedicated diabetes educators as well as technicians believe in knowledge sharing as well as scientific research in order to provide premium service to all.
The need of the hour is BEATO service provider for diabetes and this is well acknowledged by summing up with a quote from a thesis by Unnikrishnan AG, Kalra S, Tandon N. Diabetic retinopathy care in India: An endocrinology perspective. Indian Journal Of Endocrinology and
“Mobile diabetes clinics (different from mobile eye clinics) which carry out screening of eye, foot, and kidney disease, bringing diabetes care to the doorstep, have been another innovation, as they are diabetes-specific and also screen for complications beyond and including retinopathy.”