What is diabetes and how does it affect my eyes?

What is diabetes and how does it affect my eyes?

‌Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes the blood sugar levels in our body to become too high. Sugar levels in our body are controlled by a chemical called insulin, which is made by the pancreas. In some people, the pancreas does not work properly and this causes the sugar levels to rise. The raised sugar levels can affect the body in many ways and may cause damage to our eyes.

Hypertension and The Eye

Hypertension and The Eye

Hypertension and The Eye What is hypertension? Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. This is a common condition where the pressure inside the blood vessels (arteries) around our body is higher than normal. This means the arteries are under more...
Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Background The retina is the inner layer of the eye that helps us see. The retina contains many blood vessels called retinal arteries and retinal veins; arteries supply oxygen to the retina and veins drain blood and waste products out of the retina. They are both very...
What is Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is damaged usually as a result of increasing build-up of eye pressure. The optic nerve is an important structure which transmits the visual information from the light sensitive cells in the retina to the...
What is Blepharitis?

What is Blepharitis?

What is a Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eye condition that results in chronic inflammation at the margin of the eyelids. Symptoms of blepharitis include sore, swollen, and itchy eyelids and burning with gritty sensation in the eyes. You may also have flakes or...