If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you should know that diabetes can affect your sight! Because your body does not use and store sugar properly, high levels of sugar can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light.
The best treatment is to prevent the development of Retinopathy by strict control of your blood sugar which will reduce the long term risk of vision loss.
Our physician can diagnose and treat serious Retinopathy before you are aware of vision loss. People with diabetes should schedule examinations with an Ophthalmologist once a year. After a diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy it may be necessary to have more frequent medical eye examinations.