Good control of diabetes is imperative to avoid diabetic eye disease. Many people understand or feel the affect of diabetes on their body or energy but often ocular changes can be occurring without any notice.
When a retinal detachment occurs, the retina is separated from the underlying tissue and stops functioning. Wherever the retina detaches, vision is lost and a shadow develops. This can lead to total blindness in the affected eye.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is a type of eye surgery that treats open-angle glaucoma. With glaucoma, aqueous humour does not drain properly from the front of the eye. Pressure builds in the eye, which damages the optic nerve.