Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some of the most common eye problems that occur in CKD patients are retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. How is cataract related to CKD?
How does cataract occur?
Cataracts occur when the lens of your eye becomes cloudy. The lens of the eye is normally clear. Its purpose is to focus the light coming in from the pupil to the retina at the back of the eye. A cataract scatters the incoming light and can make everything look blurry.
Cataracts develop as we age. But patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for cataracts. Diabetics can develop what is known as “sugar cataracts,” a cataract that appears suddenly and grows to such a point that the entire lens is clouded. High levels of glucose react with proteins found in the eye and form a byproduct that settles on the lens.
Patients with kidney disease cannot maintain the blood sugar level, which will aggravate the eye problems, including cataract.
How to treat cataract in Chronic Kidney Disease?
From the above analyze we can see that cataract is the result of high blood sugar level and damaged renal function. Therefore, treatment for cataract should include:
-Control blood sugar level. This goal is achieved by medicines or diet. You can consult your doctor to maintain a kidney-friendly diet and choose medicines safe for kidneys. You can also ask our doctors online directly.
-Improve kidney function. As long as kidneys can function normally, they can filter wastes in the blood vessels and maintain blood pressure effectively. For that purpose, I recommend you to take Maikang composition and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is to detox the blood and repair damaged renal tissues. They are both innovated from Traditional Chinese Medicines, so they are safe for patients.
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