Five tips for improving eye health in diabetes

Helping a patient understand and control risk factors such as blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure is key to effectively managing diabetes and preventing eye disease such as Diabetic Retinopathy (DR).

There are two categories of DR: non proliferate and proliferative. The severity of DR depends on the presence or absence of retinal lesions such as haemorrhages, microaneurysms, hard exudates, venous beading, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities, soft exudes or cotton wool spots, and