Cataracts & Diabetes: Facts You Might Not Know 

Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of developing cataracts faster and earlier in life? The crystalline lens in your eye is nourished by the Aqueous Humor-the clear fluid that circulates in the front of the eye behind the cornea. The Aqueous Humor actually provides oxygen and glucose for the health of the crystalline lens. If you have diabetes and not maintaining good stable blood glucose control, the crystalline lens can become cloudy and less transparent, eventually forming a cataract and making things appear blurry, faded and even appearing with a yellow tinge. This is yet another reason diabetics should work to maintain a healthy lifestyle and blood sugar control. 

If you or someone you know has diabetes and experiences changing vision or is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving please If you or someone you know needs an eye exam please call Schefkind Eye Care-703-997-9710, visit Schefkind Eye Care or Facebook   

Schefkind Eye Care is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice staffed by ophthalmologist eye doctors serving the Mt. Vernon & Alexandria, VA communities. 

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