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Question:
My mother is diabetic and she is now on insulin. She has been complaining about her eye sight getting poor. How can we prevent that?

Answer:
Diabetic eye disease is the most common cause of visual loss in the working population. Although there may be less serious reasons for poor vision, your mother needs a comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Optimal blood sugar and blood pressure control are also very important.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy

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Answered: May 10, 2014

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