To correct this kind of eye problem, you need to get your blood sugar back into the target range (70-130 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL before meals, and less than 180 mg/dL one to two hours after a meal). It may take as long as three months after your blood sugar is well controlled for your vision to fully get back to normal. Blurred vision can also be a symptom of more serious eye problem with diabetes. The three major eye problems that people with diabetes may develop and should be aware of are cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy. Cataracts and Diabetes A cataract is a clouding or fogging of the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is what allows us to see and focus on an image just like a camera.
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Missing Eye Shields Put Deployed Troops at Risk
However, according to a 2011 paper published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, people on average hold smartphones about 14 inches away when reading and sometimes as close as seven inches. If you cant easily read the text on your handhelds screen from at least 16 inches away, increase the font size. To minimize eyestrain with any device, make sure that youre reading in soft lighting that doesnt cause glare. For a desktop computer, consider investing in an antiglare filter that clips to the monitor (such as 3Ms, $69, amazon.com). 2. Take Blinking Breaks In everyday life, we blink about 15 to 20 times a minute.
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10 eye health tips to protect your vision
“You start putting pressure on an eye injury and very quickly the retina and the intraocular contents [fluids] on the inside of the eye — are squeezed out.” Absent an eye shield, he said, troops should use the ballistic eyewear issued to them as a vault cover for the eye, and wrap any bandages over that. Even a knee pad can work in a pinch so long as it is secured and does not touch the wounded eye, he said. Not even soft gauze should be placed between the eye and whatever is shielding it, he said. The Vision Center of Excellence, one of several Defense Department medical brain trusts established by Congress several years ago to spearhead DoD research into care and treatment of war injuries, began in 2010 pushing to have eye shields in every individual first aid kit, or IFAK. Medics, corpsmen and other trained first responders understand the need and use of the shields; however, eye-injured troops were regularly being medevaced to in-country surgical units wearing bandages that covered and put direct pressure over the eye. In many cases, the closest eye shields were at a base or location actually flown over by the helicopter on its way to the hospital, Mazzoli said.
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