Diabetes & Keratoconus: Steps to Changing Your LifeTuesday, September 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Diabetes can wreak havoc on your vision alone. However when you are diagnosed with both diabetes and Keratoconus it can cause many more problems. The truth is that Keratoconus changes the shape of your cornea and diabetes damages the blood vessels throughout your eyes. With so much damage these conditions cause the risk of severe vision loss is possible. Ensuring that you are being monitored and seeing your doctors regularly is extremely important.
When having more than one chronic condition it is important to have proper treatment management. Checking with your doctor regularly about what treatment options are best, and what tests need to be done is important. Visiting your eye doctor every 6 months can help prevent further damage and catch things early.
Below are some signs & Symptoms of Diabetes & Keratoconus:
Symptoms of Diabetes Symptoms of Keratoconus
Increased Thirst Blurred Vision
Frequent Urination Frequent Prescription changes
Increased irritability Frequent Headaches
Frequent Infections Seeing Halos & Glares
Blurred Vision Increased Night Vision
Tingling & Numbness in Feet & hands
Unusual Weight Loss