Our eye functions exactly like a camera — the light enters through the lens and cornea present in the eye and falls on the retina, which is finally stored in the brain. Although it can be quite confusing to understand the working of our eyes, knowing about the leading eye problems is extremely important. Here is why our expert Dr Haresh Asnani, a retina specialist at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Navi Mumbai, sheds light on diabetic retinopathy — one of the common cause of eye problems in India.
Hypoxia, an early symptom of diabetic retinopathy, occurs due to lack of blood supply to the eye. Apart from this, common symptoms you might experience include swelling and blood clots in the retina. Whereas, moderate or advanced diabetic retinopathy is characterised by increase in blood clots, more swelling and impaired vision. If untreated, proliferative diabetic retinopathy may lead to bleeding from the retina, which in turn may progress to neovascular glaucoma. Watch this video to know everything about diabetic retinopathy — cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
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Published: April 2, 2015 7:12 pm