If you have diabetes, you already have a lot going on in your life. It is unfortunate, but if you do have diabetes you have a higher risk for eye problems. Cataracts are something that usually happens to the eye as you get older. A cataract is the clouding or fogging of the lens on your eye. If you have diabetes, then you have a risk to developing these problems earlier in your life than if you did not.
Glaucoma is another issue that people who have diabetes can have. Glaucoma is when the fluid in the eye does not drain the way that it should. The build up fluid can cause pressure in your eye. The increased pressure can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels in your eye.
If you have diabetes, damage can be done to the small vessels in the eye, causing diabetic retinopathy. This can cause damage to the eye and make it more difficult to see properly.
If you have diabetes, it is important that you are taking care of your eyes. The doctors and staff at Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center—your St. Louis multifocal IOL company—can provide you with the treatment that you need. Call them today so to get started.