Blurry vision, a symptom of Diabetic retinopathy, can be an indication to diabetes. It can often lead to loss of vision if left untreated. Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, said this at a free diabetic eye screening camp in the capital in New Delhi, India.
Speaking on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Mahipal Sachdev, medical director of Centre for Sight also said,
“More than 25 percent diabetics suffer from eye-related problems, including eye infections, conjunctivitis, cataract and glaucoma. However, these conditions don’t lead to vision loss, they are treatable. But diabetic retinopathy, which is the adverse effect of diabetes on the retina - the light sensitive innermost layer of the eye, can lead to vision loss if not dealt with urgently.”
To explain the reason of growing problem of diabetes, he showed some reasons like addiction to junk food, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle and also genetic factors. In contrast, rural patients don’t eat pizzas and burgers and walk a lot that helps them burn off excess calories. Their food is also much healthier.
Source: The Hindu
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