We take preventative care very seriously. Diabetic patients are susceptible to many eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy. For this reason it is very important that these patients get regular eye exams so that any changes can be detected early.
This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak or they can close stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal blood vessels grow on the retina. All of these changes can steal the vision.
You can have diabetic retinopathy and not know it. This is because it often has no symptoms in its early stages. As it gets worse, you may experience symptoms such as:
It is important that your eye Dr. keep tabs on any changes in your eye. Regular visits help doctors keep track of diabetic eye disease progress.