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Diabetes causes your body to have issues processing food as energy. Either the body does not produce enough insulin or it does not respond to insulin. This leads to too much glucose in the bloodstream and causes damage to nerves and blood vessels. The impairment runs throughout the body and extends to the eyes. So, how does diabetes affect the eyes? Read on to find out.
Myopia is an eye refractive error condition common to adults and children. Also referred to as nearsightedness, myopia results in blurry vision. It occurs when the light entering your eye focuses on the front of the retina instead of directly on it. It is often diagnosed during childhood when the eyes are growing fast. It can worsen until an individual reaches adulthood at around age 18.
More than 40 percent of adults in America have myopia. What is alarming is that this number continues to increase each year, with myopia now affecting children as young as three years old. According to studies, myopia currently occurs in nearly half of all school-aged children, and this has the potential to affect the children’s education and overall quality of life.