What is Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that affects how the body processes sugar (glucose). Too much sugar in the blood can lead to serious health issues. Diabetes can affect your eye health in a various number of ways, and is the leading cause for blindness in the United States.
Diabetic Eye Conditions Include:
- Cataracts: People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing cataracts by sixty times the normal amount. This could also develop at an earlier age than most.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: This condition is the primary cause of vision loss in patients that have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The supply to your retina starts to leak fluid due to damage to the retinal blood vessels. This can lead to retinal tissue being deprived of oxygen, resulting in vitreous hemorrhages and even retinal detachments.
- Diabetic Macular Edema: Diabetes can cause swelling in the macula, compromising central vision. Over time, this disease may lead to partial vision loss.
Our physicians are trained and certified to detect diabetic retinopathy at even its earliest stages. It is important to keep yearly dilated eye exams if you are diabetic in order to monitor, even mild, changes from diabetes.
At Advanced Eye Care Center, we make sure patients with diabetes get regularly checked in order to detect any signs and/or symptoms of diabetic eye disease as early as possible. Together we can prevent vision loss. For more information on our diabetic eye treatments, please contact us at (940) 240-8711.
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