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Can diabetes cause cataracts ?

Is it possible to get cataracts from diabetes? How can cataracts affect on our vision?
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  • b3mine_x3


    Yes, it is possible for you to get cataracts from diabetes which both belongs to the disease that is often happened among the old. Once you have the cataracts, you may see things not that clear. You may have the blurry vision. You may also have the dry eyes which will make you feel uncomfortable. You need to use some medical ways to treat it.
  • Brooke peters


    Well, yes, diabetes can just lead to cataracts in eyes, in some degree. According to some experts, the most common cause of cataracts is advancing age and the passage of time. But on the other hand, some other eye problems can lead to cataracts too, such as diabetes, uveitis, which is an inflammatory process that affects the interior of the eye. Also, smoking, vitamin c and e deficiency can be the causes too. And when you suffer cataracts, it will just prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, causing some loss of vision. Anyway, it is kind of dangerous.
  • Kevin


    Diabetes is one of the risk factors that lead to cataracts; also, cataract is the most common causes of visual impairment in patients who have diabetes. Animal experiments have been confirmed that high blood sugar in vivo and in vitro tests can lead to cataracts. Because of the high blood glucose level in diabetic patients, the increase in sugar concentration penetrating the lens. This affect the sorbitol, which accumulates in the cells, and absorbs large amounts of water into the lens, then the lens fibers swell, loses its transparency becomes cloudy and eventually developed into a cataract.

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