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Hawaii Vision Specialists
Ophthalmology - Hilo, HI
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Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes as Well
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When people think of diabetes, they typically only think of the diet aspect of the condition. Watching what you eat, counting carbs, take insulin, etc. However, if left untreated, or not treated properly, diabetes can cause other complications as well — one of these being diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels at the retina. It can cause mild vision problems, and if untreated, it can potentially cause blindness. Symptoms can include spots in your vision, blurred vision, vision loss, and impaired color vision among others. The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to have good control over your blood sugar levels.

#diabeticretinopathy #diabetes #Hilo
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Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes as Well
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When people think of diabetes, they typically only think of the diet aspect of the condition. Watching what you eat, counting carbs, take insulin, etc. However, if left untreated, or not treated properly, diabetes can cause other complications as well — one of these being diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels at the retina. It can cause mild vision problems, and if untreated, it can potentially cause blindness. Symptoms can include spots in your vision, blurred vision, vision loss, and impaired color vision among others. The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to have good control over your blood sugar levels.

#diabeticretinopathy #diabetes #Hilo
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For Self-Love Month, it’s time to acknowledge that you are important and start giving yourself some TLC. Find ways that can help you practice self-love, such as doing something you love, write down a list of what you love about yourself, or give yourself a moment to relax—anything that makes you happy! Make self-love a part of your daily routine. Make YOU a priority.

#SelfLoveMonth #LoveYourself #SelfCareTips
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Treat Macular Degeneration
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Unfortunately, there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but there are treatment options available. These treatment options can help to slow the disease and hopefully keep you from having a severe loss of vision. People rarely lose their complete site with macular degeneration.

There are a few treatment options available such as laser therapy, vitamins, vision aids, submacular surgery, and retinal translocation. Your optometrist will be able to determine the best course of treatment for your situation. Catching macular degeneration early is important for the best treatment, so be sure to see your eye doctor for an exam every year.

#maculardegeneration #visionloss #Hilo
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Treat Macular Degeneration
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Unfortunately, there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but there are treatment options available. These treatment options can help to slow the disease and hopefully keep you from having a severe loss of vision. People rarely lose their complete site with macular degeneration.

There are a few treatment options available such as laser therapy, vitamins, vision aids, submacular surgery, and retinal translocation. Your optometrist will be able to determine the best course of treatment for your situation. Catching macular degeneration early is important for the best treatment, so be sure to see your eye doctor for an exam every year.

#maculardegeneration #visionloss #Hilo
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Trouble With Cataracts
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In every eye, there is a lens that bends light to help us see. When the lens becomes cloudy, you have a cataract which makes it more difficult to be able to see properly. When having a cataract, you may notice blurry vision, seeing double, being extra sensitive to light, and not being able to see as well as night.

The most common cause of cataracts is aging. As you get older, proteins in the lens start to break down, which is what causes the lens to go cloudy. Different medical conditions such as diabetes can also cause cataracts.

#cataracts #eyehealth #Hilo
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Trouble With Cataracts
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In every eye, there is a lens that bends light to help us see. When the lens becomes cloudy, you have a cataract which makes it more difficult to be able to see properly. When having a cataract, you may notice blurry vision, seeing double, being extra sensitive to light, and not being able to see as well as night.

The most common cause of cataracts is aging. As you get older, proteins in the lens start to break down, which is what causes the lens to go cloudy. Different medical conditions such as diabetes can also cause cataracts.

#cataracts #eyehealth #Hilo
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The Truth About Glaucoma
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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages your eye's optic nerves. This can cause vision loss and potential blindness. However, with treatment, it is possible to protect your eye against vision loss.

The optic nerve contains more than one million nerve fibers. The optic nerve connects your retina to your brain. Therefore, a healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision. Unfortunately, glaucoma is hard to detect in its early stages. It is important to have a yearly eye check up to make sure that everything is healthy. Those with glaucoma report loss in their peripheral vision first.

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