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blurred vision

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 29, 2008
  • 07:58 PM

I have just been diagnoised. I have extremely bad blurred vision, and can not even wear my perscription glasses. The doctor's only comment was to wait. How long will this last? Dr stated that my level was coming down.

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  • I also had blurry vision when I was diagnosed - once you get your levels back to a normal level, your vision with straighten out. Your doc is right - don't get a new prescription now as it will change when you get your diabetes under control.
    Shelly62 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have just been diagnoised. I have extremely bad blurred vision, and can not even wear my perscription glasses. The doctor's only comment was to wait. How long will this last? Dr stated that my level was coming down. Hi noneIt’s no doubt, your problem is a consequence of Your Diabetes. Your Blood Glucose (BG) is too high and of that reason in your eyes Retina the Osmotic pressure is too high (The water flows from the low concentration to the high concentration). By you from the Retina cells to the interstitial room i.e. in the blood. It is truth if you lower the BG then Your blurred vision will be better. But all that is not the solution of your problem. As Diabetic person it cud be problems with Your Retina. There is a risk to have a Retinopathy Diabetica. Of that reason you shod make consultation with Your Physician to make control of Your Retina by the specialist for eyes. The eyes specialist can make a Fundus picture of your eyes and he can make observations about Micro Aneurism, hemorrhagic or white exudates in your eyes. It is very important to make this analyses.Have a nice day and remember: YOU shod control the Diabetes and not The Diabetes YOU.Don
    Don Hemmingsen 30 Replies
    • August 29, 2008
    • 07:04 AM
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  • It is claimed that diabetic people are 25 times more likely to lose vision than normal individuals. It is widely known that diabetic patients can not use and store sugar in a normal way, resulting in high blood sugar. This condition may damage the blood vessels and diabetic retinopathy will be caused. More seriously, scar tissue can be caused and leads to retinal detachment.External symptoms of mild and advanced diabetic retinopathy include floaters and double vision. If you have difficulty in reading, there is probably macular edema from fluid built-up in the macula. Double vision is caused by the affection of eye nerves. For precise diagnosis, a test named fluorescein angiography will be carried out. Injected into the body, the dye will be tracked during its spread with blood flow. Evaluation of the result photos can determine the severity of diabetic retinopathy.With early detection and treatment, diabetic retinopathy can be treated successfully at a percentage of 95. For normal diabetic retinopathy, a painless procedure named laser photocoagulation can be used to seal off leaking blood vessels and remove new vessel growth. Diabetic-caused cataracts can be cured with cataract surgery. Investigational treatments for diabetic retinopathy are reported to improve the patient’s vision and Lucentis and Avastin initially used for macular degeneration have been proved to be effective for diabetic retinopathy in stopping vision loss.This information is from diabetic retinopathy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
    • 07:28 AM
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  • Just monitor your health, specifically your blood condition. My dad experienced same thing. Actually, that has been one of his warning when he's sugar level increases. Then he'll just be conscious with his diet again.
    tejoey 5 Replies
    • October 19, 2010
    • 05:05 AM
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  • I also had blurry vision when I was diagnosed - once you get your levels back to a normal level, your vision with straighten out. Your doc is right - don't get a new prescription now as it will change when you get your diabetes under control.I totally agree,until and unless your diabetes comes within the acceptable limits, the situation will go on.
    jacky0403 30 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have just been diagnoised. I have extremely bad blurred vision, and can not even wear my perscription glasses. The doctor's only comment was to wait. How long will this last? Dr stated that my level was coming down. don't worry if you take the extra careful steps now to change and try to manage your blood sugar levels it will get better- my husband suffered through the same thing and he started to see a bit better when he began a strict diet regimine!
    susiesusie2 3 Replies
    • August 26, 2011
    • 01:29 AM
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