Common Eye Diseases
Associated With Diabetes
This disease occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in your retina. In early development, the vessels can bulge or break, leaking fluid into the retina. Advanced symptoms can cause your retina to create new but thinner and weaker vessels to compensate for blood flow loss. These new vessels can increase the chance of developing scar tissue on the retina, leading to retinal detachment and vision loss.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Open-angle glaucoma develops when your eye is either producing too much fluid (aqueous humor) or isn’t draining it adequately enough to maintain stable intraocular pressure (IOP) levels. As pressure increases inside your eye, it can damage your optic nerve, leading to vision loss.