Diabetic Retinopathy

Did you know that it is imperative if you are a diabetic to have routine diabetic eye exams?

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

People with diabetes are at risk for eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels that can swell, leak or close and inhibit the blood flowing through them. Abnormal new blood vessels can even grow on the retina. All of these factors can substantially impact your vision.

How is Diabetic Retinopathy Treated?

Receive routine eye examinations if you have diabetes. Your ophthalmologist may treat your diabetic retinopathy with medication injections, with laser treatments or a combination of both.

How Do I Learn More?

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