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What is the cause of loss of vision in a diabetic ?

Respected Sir/Madam, I got your details from your website. I require your advice & opinion in the below case of my Father in Law, who has lost his vision in Left Eye . Please find below the medical details for your perusal. Patients Details Patient Age: 66 years Weight 58 Kgs Place of Residence Ranchi Medical Background He is diabetic since 1985 onwards. He has not taken any medicine for diabetics till Feb 2012 and he has control through regular morning walk & diet control. But on 2 Feb 2012, I have consulted Dr. Bipin AAAAAAA Sethi in Care Hospital for diabetics check up. Some of the recent blood glucose report is hereunder Date of Testing Fasting Post Lunch mg% mg% 17.01.2012 121 152 04.02.2012 139 198 10.02.2012 131 140 26.02.2012 114 123 Dr Bipin has prescribed below medicine for diabetics Jalra 50mg Ecosprin AV 150 Metasens 500 Eye Problem On 15th January 2012, He complains that while walking he see floor twisted & haze. We immediately consulted a Doctor in Ranchi. As there is no clarity after which we have consulted in the 2 leading Eye Hospital. Below is the link for the consultation & Report till date for your perusal WWW.WWWW.WW I request you to give an Opinion on the attached report whether Vision will be back or not.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Mar 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dear Amit,
IF your Father in Law really did have good control of Diabetes on lifestyle & diet control alone, he is unlikely to have developed diabetic retinopathy. However, there could be other problems like branch retinal vein occlusion or Age related macular degeneration which could be causing this problem. However, if his retina is examined by a retina specialist, there should be absolutely no ambiguity to the nature of the problem. One thing is certain, he needs to be seen fairly urgently, as this damage could become worse.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Upsham Goel
Answered: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,Mailtoamit,
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that your father in law might be having Diabetic retinopathy as he is having diabetes untreated since long.
Consult retinal expert and after fundoscopy and other investigations he will be able to give opinion about vision.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 18 Mar 2012
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