Presently, in India, the picture of diabetes is getting worse with every passing year. Approximately 10 lakh people die of diabetes every year in India. This is more than 7% of the adult population of the country. Diabetic patients are also affected more when it comes to eye problems. This is why such patients need a proper consult, evaluation and counselling when they want to undergo vision correction procedures like Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK).
Diabetic patients can develop complications during or after LASIK surgery leading to undesirable visual outcomes. Lasik is not a good option for a sub-set of diabetic patients. Individuals with uncontrolled diabetes with high HB1Ac levels or any related complications are not considered suitable for any form of laser vision correction procedure like Lasik.
Eye problems due to diabetes:
1] Retina Based
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the most common complication of diabetes on our eyes. Our retina is a highly vascular system, which is constantly nourished by blood vessels. Diabetes affects the small vessels of the retina in the form of leaking vessels and also some blocked vessels. This in turn causes retinal swelling and retinal ischemia. Retinal ischemia can lead to formation of new blood vessels. Such patients if not treated are at risk of further complications and a severe loss of vision.
The symptoms of this condition include fluctuations in vision, spots or strings floating in your field of vision, difficulty in perceiving colours etc.
Any patient who has even early sings of diabetic retinopathy is not considered a suitable candidate for Lasik.
2] Cornea Based
Keratopathy is common complication of diabetes. It is a corneal disease wherein it shows defects in the epithelial layers such as Chronic epithelitis, Delayed healing, Epithelial erosions, superficial punctate keratopathy etc.
Diabetic patients are prone to infection and poor wound healing due to impaired immune system. Hence, performing LASIK in these patients requires a lot of consideration like controlling glycemic levels etc.
Despite these limitations, a large number of diabetic patients undergo LASIK eye surgery regularly. Therefore, to identify if a diabetic patient is suitable for LASIK surgery, one has to undergo thorough pre-LASIK evaluation and other tests as suggested by your Lasik surgeon.
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