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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy affects about half of the 14 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and this condition damages the eye’s retina, potentially blinding the eye(s). The importance of timely treatment cannot be overemphasized – though you may not notice immediate changes in vision, it can slowly worsen, threatening your vision. 90% of those with advanced diabetic retinopathy can be saved from going blind with timely treatment. 

How Often Should Diabetics Receive An Eye Exam?

The National Eye Institute, or NEI, is a Federal Agency of the US Government that conducts vision research. They strongly recommend that all people with diabetes have an eye exam with pupil dilation at least once per year.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Treatment For Diabetic Retinopathy

Like glaucoma, there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. Since diabetes is a problem that affects your entire body, it affects all of the vessels of the retina, as well as other areas. Treatment options for diabetes include:
  • Diabetes medication
  • Laser procedures
  • Vitrectomy
  • Anti-VEGF Injections

 

Call To Schedule Your Annual Diabetic Exam​​!

The best way to handle diabetic retinopathy is through prevention with blood sugar control and exercise. If you would like to consult with one of our doctorsmake an appointment for your annual diabetic eye exam today.