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Remedy, Suggestions for frequent Eye ache, swelling in Type 2 diabetes

Hi my father is 53 and he is suffering from type 2 diabetes. He is having diabetes from more than 10 years.
From past few months he is having eye aches , slight swelling under the eyes and eyes have become slightly red. Some times the pain is very high. Please suggest what to do in this case? Is this a very serious problem? What are the remedies and what should be avoided?

As we live in a small town where the medical facilities are not good and i doubt the diabetes center where he goes is not efficient as seeing the recent symptoms. Please help, your advice will be of great help to us.
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172023 tn?1334675884
He may have a problem entirely unrelated to diabetes.  Eye pain, swelling, and redness needs very, very prompt attention from an eye doctor.  

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To add to peekawho, make an appointment with an Opthamologist, not an Optometrist. The former deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.
172023 tn?1334675884
It can be hard to get immediately in to see an opthalmologist, which is why I simply said eye doctor.  If the poster can get in immediately, an optometrist can also quickly discern if there is an eye-related emergency going on, and can get you referred very quickly to an opthalmologist, if need be.

141598 tn?1355675363
"It can be hard to get immediately in to see an opthalmologist"

Lest not assume. Not in my area, not with my HMO. I can see an Opthamologist as easily and as quickly as an Optometrist. If Opthamologist' in his father's area are referral only, a visit to the emergency room would expedite matters, but then, that would depend on the area and/or country.
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