The number of eye patients has been increasing with the corresponding increase in the number of diabetics due to the change in lifestyle and food habits in the country, according to doctors.
It is said the number of people losing eyesight due to the various eye problems related to diabetes is also on the rise. There is high chance of eye problem developing in people with diabetes. There are around one million diabetics in the country at present.
Doctors say that people with diabetes have two times more probability of developing eye problem and 25 times greater risk of blindness. Likewise, there is more risk of a child born of a diabetic woman having diabetes.