This is a medical condition caused by diabetes where the tiny blood vessels in the retina are damaged by chronically high blood sugar. This damage causes bleeding, which distorts vision and, eventually, leads to blindness if untreated.
Dry eye is more than just the need to have eye drops. It is an inflammatory disease of the tear film and ocular surface, with multifactorial symptoms that can make the diagnosis complicarted. Dry eye affects nearly 10% of the Canadian population.
When most people think about glaucoma, if they know what it is at all, they picture an elderly person struggling with their vision. This isn’t something that affects young people and is usually viewed as “an old person’s disease”