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How Does Diabetes Cause Vision Loss?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use and produce insulin to control blood glucose levels. We wonder how many readers are aware that diabetes can affect your heart, kidneys, legs, nerves, and even your gums and teeth. In addition, this disease affects your vision if you’re not keeping blood sugar levels in check. Today we deal with one issue. How does diabetes cause vision loss?

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7 Signs You Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Getting older has some benefits, problematic health issues, and it’s inevitable. One of those problematic health issues is age-related macular degeneration, and 10 million Americans suffer from its consequences. It is the leading cause of vision loss, and more adults have it than have glaucoma and cataracts combined. If you are over 60 years old, pay attention to these 7 signs you have age-related macular degeneration.

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Understanding the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if not treated. If you are a diabetic, we hope that message gets your attention. Most people are not even aware they have it until the final stage of the disease. However, an ophthalmologist can diagnose diabetic retinopathy in its early stages before any symptoms appear and protect your vision. Let us help you understand the four stages of diabetic retinopathy.

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What Are the Signs That Diabetes Is Affecting Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. 37 million Americans have diabetes and another 96 million have pre-diabetes, and in the last two decades the number of adults newly diagnosed with diabetes has doubled. This disease affects many systems in our bodies, and one of the most well-known effects is what it can do to your vision. The longer you have diabetes, the more serious the effects. What are the signs that diabetes is affecting your eyes?

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Eye Conditions and Travel Plans: What You Should Know

Many of us are planning our spring and summer vacations, and this could include flying to a faraway island or just across the country to visit relatives. In preparation, consider your vision care, what you should take with you, what might prevent you from getting on a plane, and what common eye issues you might encounter. Eye conditions and travel plans: what you should know.

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