Diabetes, which is common in the society and brings serious diseases with it, affects many organs in our body as well as damaging the eyes.
Ophthalmology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Okan Toygar, “Diabetes is officially stated as 2-5 percent in the world.
In a multi-center study conducted in our country, this rate was found to be approximately 7.2 percent. If diabetics do not consult an ophthalmologist specialized in retina on time or apply late, retinal and yellow spot damage may result in permanent vision loss.
“DIABETES SHOULD HAVE AN EYE EXAMINATION AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR”
Stating that retinal damage may occur in the eyes of people with diabetes, Assoc. Dr. Okan Toygar drew attention to the fact that those with diabetes should go to a doctor at least once a year and be examined. Toygar said, “The most common temporary finding is refractive errors due to the increase in blood sugar. The most common finding is Diabetic Retinopathy. Cataract and glaucoma (eye pressure disease) are more common in diabetic patients than in normal individuals,” he said.