Diabetes and your eye health
Diabetic eye disease – including diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) – is a complication of diabetes.
Everyone with diabetes is at risk of diabetic eye disease.
But the good news is most vision loss from diabetic retinopathy can be prevented. That depends, however, on early detection and taking steps to keep the disease under control.
This section of the eye health video series focuses on diabetic eye disease. If you need more information after watching the eye health video series, try our resources section, where we have fact sheets on diabetic eye disease. Or give us a call on 1800 111 709, we’d love to chat.
More videos on diabetic eye disease and your eye health
Can diabetes affect my eyes?
Diabetes can affect many parts of the body – including your eyes.
What are the different types of diabetic eye disease?
This video explains the difference between proliferative and non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, as well as diabetic macular oedema.
What are the symptoms of diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic eye disease can damage your eyes before you notice any symptoms, but there are signs to look out for.
How is diabetic eye disease diagnosed?
Your eye health professional might diagnose diabetic eye disease with this series of tests and techniques.
Can diabetic eye disease be treated?
While there is no cure for diabetic eye disease, there are several effective treatments.
How does the eye work?
Your eye is like an old-style film camera. Knowing how it works can help you understand what’s going on with your eyes.
How often should I have an eye exam?
If you have diabetes, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
What happens when they give me eye injections?
Eye injections are often used to treat diabetic macular oedema (DMO). Find out more in this eye health video.
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