Preserve Your Vision from Diabetes
Your life may change after a diabetes diagnosis, and you might have to be more vigilant about managing your health than ever before because diabetes can affect several different aspects of your health, including your eyes.
Our practice has the tools, knowledge, and team to help preserve your vision while living with diabetes. Let us help you take the stress out of managing your eye health today. Please, book your appointment.
How Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body processes sugar, also known as glucose. If your body doesn’t process sugar properly, you may develop high blood sugar which can increase the risk of developing an eye disease.
Diabetes affects millions of Americans, and it can develop if you’re overweight, have an unhealthy lifestyle, or have a family history of the disease.
Diabetes Increases the Risk of Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases diabetes can cause. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar damages the blood vessels located in your retina, causing them to bulge, break, and leak fluid into your retina, leading to possible vision loss.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema is an eye disease that often develops because of diabetic retinopathy. When your retina’s blood vessels take damage, the fluids it may leak can then pool underneath your macula, causing the macula to swell over time and possibly lead to central vision problems and vision loss.
Cataracts are an eye condition that can cause your clear, crystalline lens to become foggy or hazy. In serious cases, cataracts could lead to blindness. The only way to remove the cataract and restore your vision is through cataract surgery.
You have a higher risk of developing cataracts at a younger age when you have diabetes.
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- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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- Sunday: Closed