The Macular Degeneration Association wanted to share this article with you about eating healthy for people with Diabetic Retinopathy. Although the article is focusing on diabetic retinopathy this information is valuable for those that have Glaucoma, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration also.
By Dr. Karen Palmer
Celebrity chef, Andrew Rudd joined Diabetes Ireland, amongst other organisations to launch Eye Am What I Eat campaign.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of diabetic macular oedema (DME) a form of diabetic retinopathy that can have a severe effect on vision, causing significant sight loss.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in Ireland. In fact, Irish statistics show that on average, one person with diabetes goes blind in Ireland each week. In the early stages, diabetic retinopathy will not affect the sight, but if the changes get worse, eventually the sight will be affected.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include blurred vision and black spots that appear to float in your eye.
According to eye doctor Mark Cahill, spokesperson for the Irish College of Ophthalmologists at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, “If diabetic retinopathy is not detected in the early stages it can lead to vision impairment and even vision loss.
“Eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are hugely important but it is also essential for anyone with diabetes to have their eyes screened annually in order to detect the signs of diabetic retinopathy as early as possible.” Read More: https://www.sundayworld.com/lifestyle/health/doctor-karen/healthy-eating-can-save-sight
 
source: Sunday World

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