Mobile Opticians In Norfolk: Learn The Facts About Glaucoma and Diabetes





Eye Conditions Related To Diabetes

Mobile opticians in Norfolk and Norwich. Glaucoma and diabetic eye diseases. If you have diabetes this does not necessarily mean that your sight will be affected, but there is a higher risk. If your diabetes is well controlled then you are less likely to have problems, or they may be less serious. However, if there are complications that affect the eyes then this may result in loss of sight.

Most sight loss due to diabetes can be prevented but it is vital that it is diagnosed early.

Therefore, regular, annual eye examinations are extremely important, as you may not realise that there is anything wrong with your eyes until it is too late.

How Does Diabetes Affect The Eye?

Diabetes can affect the eye in a number of ways. The most serious condition associated with diabetes involves the retina, and, more specifically, the network of blood vessels lying within it. The name of this condition is diabetic retinopathy.

If you suspect you have a diabetes related eye condition but there are no sudden symptoms, you should see an optician who will refer you to a eye specialist.

If there is a rapid change in vision, you should consult your doctor or hospital's Accident and Emergency department immediately.

With treatment, sight-threatening diabetic problems can be prevented if caught early enough. Mobile opticians in Norfolk can examine your eyes from the comfort of your own home. Request a callback with Spectacles at Home today!


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What Is Glaucoma?

Mobile opticians in Norfolk and Norwich. How glaucoma works.Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged at the point where it leaves the eye.

You need a certain amount of pressure to keep the eyeball in shape so that it can work properly. In some people, the glaucoma damage is caused by raised eye pressure. Others may have eye pressure within normal limits but damage occurs because there is a weakness in the optic nerve. In most cases, both factors of high pressure and weakness in the optic nerve are involved.

What Controls Pressure In The Eye?

Mobile opticians in Norfolk and Norwich. Glaucoma and eye examination at home.

A layer of cells behind the iris ( coloured part of the eye) produces a watery fluid, called aqueous. The fluid passes through a hole in the centre of the iris (the pupil) to leave the eye through tiny drainage channels. Normally the fluid produced is balanced by the fluid draining out, but if it cannot escape, or too much is produced, then your eye pressure will rise. The danger with chronic glaucoma is that your eye may seem perfectly normal. There is no pain and your eyesight will seem to be unchanged, but your vision is being damaged.

How Is Chronic Glaucoma Treated?

The main treatment for chronic glaucoma aims to reduce pressure in your eyes. Treatment to lower the pressure is usually started with eye drops. These act by reducing the amount of fluid produced in the eye or by opening up the drainage channels so that excess fluid can drain away.

Although damage already done cannot be repaired, with early diagnosis and careful regular observation and treatment, damage can usually be kept to the minimum and good vision can be enjoyed indefinitely

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