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Glaucoma and Diabetes: Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects 30.3 million Americans. This complex condition results from the body’s inability to produce insulin. It is the hormone responsible for allowing sugar from your blood to enter the cells, thus providing you with the energy to function. However, some people don’t make enough or even any insulin or don’t use insulin well. As a result, glucose stays in their blood and fails to reach the cells. Over time, diabetes can lead to too much glucose in the blood. This excessive buildup of blood sugar can increase the patient’s risk of severe health complications, such as heart disease and stroke.

Wet vs. Dry Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the most common types of eye condition, affecting as many as 11 million adults in the United States at the current time. Macular degeneration, which is also referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, occurs as a result of the natural deterioration of a part of the eye called the macular. The macular is located at the very back of the eye and is responsible for both the central vision and our ability to see fine detail. As the cells begin to deteriorate, it becomes harder for us to see things around us in any detail. This can make basic tasks such as reading, using a computer, watching television, or even recognizing faces much more difficult. Macular degeneration doesn’t usually cause total blindness. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure, but many patients manage to learn to manage their condition.

Eye Emergencies: Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

Your eyes are vital in performing daily activities. They should be well-cared for and protected at all times. If your eyes do incur sudden harm, it should be taken seriously and addressed immediately. Eye emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. You should always be prepared for them. If you want to know more about eye emergencies, let’s discuss their types and symptoms, as well as how to prevent them.

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