What is diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that keeps your body from being able to monitor and control your body’s blood sugar levels. This can cause your blood sugar levels to drastically rise and fall.
When unmonitored or untreated, high blood sugar levels can damage tiny blood vessels in the eye and cause irreparable damage. This condition is called Diabetic Retinopathy.
The longer a person has diabetes, the greater are his/her chances to develop diabetic retinopathy. Almost 80% of people who have diabetes for 15 years or more, have some damage to the blood vessels in their retina.
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The key to effective management of Diabetic Retinopathy is early detection and consistent monitoring. An annual diabetic eye exam is crucial to detecting the disease and preventing any future vision loss.
All of our doctors are experienced in Diabetic Retinopathy management. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, please don’t hesitate to schedule your diabetic eye exam at any one of our four conveniently located clinics.