i went to the hospital this weekend because my eye vision was blurry.. once i got there they told me i had diabetics and gave me a prescription and sent me on about my way.. well my i vision is still blurry and i cant c that well anything after a couple of feet.. what do i do who do i see to get my eyes back in check
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Did an ophthalmologist examine your eyes?
If an eye exam has not been done then it makes sense to get the same done by an ophthalmologist . You need a dilated eye exam to know the reason behind the blurry eye vision.
so who does them
Diabetes can result in raised blood sugar levels which cause the natural crystalline lens within the eye to swell thus causing induced short sightedness(myopia), leading to blurred vision. This is a temporary situation which gets back to normal once the blood sugar levels are brought back to normal with medication. Apart from this there are other ways in which vision can get blurred but this can only be known after a thorough eye exam by an eye doctor.
well my blood sugar has went back to normal but my vision is still blurry.. willl it stay like this
Well in that case, you need a detailed eye exam including the dilated eye exam by an eye specialist( eye MD / ophthalmologist).
ok.. from what i told you are these signs of going blind
No, if the signs are detected early, the chances of visual recovery should be good. It all depends on what exactly is the cause of blurred vision.
Is the vision blurred in one eye only or is it both eyes?
both.. i can up to a couple of feet but ever thing after that is a lil blurry
Ok. So you were detected with diabetes only at this visit to the hospital, right?
Before this your vision in both the eyes was normal...? Are you short sighted? Do you wear glasses or contact lenses?
two days before i started having symptoms of diabetes my vision was perfect
the blurred vision just happen thursday i went to hospital saturday
Other ways in which diabetes could cause blurred vision( apart from the induced short sightedness) is - diabetic cataract and diabetic macular edema.
what does that mean
These conditions can involve both eyes simultaneously.
Cataract is opacification of the natural lens within the eye. It can occur in young individuals with diabetes.
does that mean i could go blind
Macular edema is swelling in the central part of the retina due to diabetes. Both are treatable if detected early.
Do get an eye exam ASAP by an ophthalmologist.
well i think i need to see a ophthalmologist soon
You are right. Do not worry you will not go blind in both eyes due to diabetes. But the problem needs earliest possible attention by an ophthalmologist. Once the problem is detected it can be treated.
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