Cataract in diabetes. In diabetes mellitus in conjunction with the level of glucose in the blood levels of glucose in the aqueous humor, which nourishes the lens and the lens respectively. Simultaneously with glucose in the lens goes over the water, the lens tissue swelling. The increase in the amount of the lens affects its refractive power. Gradually, in the lens appear cloudy.
Cataracts in diabetes mellitus is always bilateral. Often, cataracts occur in young patients with diabetes and progresses rapidly.
Current treatment with insulin for diabetes mellitus of the first type and a good control of blood glucose can slow the emergence and development of cataracts.