Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye condition and is the leading cause of blindness amongst adults. Blood vessels are damaged in the retina that sends images to your brain. Macular edema is a condition that can form when blood vessels weaken, causing swelling and temporary blindness. New blood vessels can form in the retina, often affecting your eye vision and eventually lead to blindness. Total vision loss can be prevented with regular check-ups and early treatment.

People suffering with long term high blood pressure or high blood glucose have a higher risk of damaging these tiny blood vessels. Early detection can allow for an in-office procedure

As diabetic retinal conditions deteriorate, weaker and vulnerable blood vessels may form that can break and leak into your eye. This may lead to temporary or total darkness. Surgery may be needed in order to remove the blood. This condition can eventually lead to a detached retina and can cause loss of sight or blindness if not treated early. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you are experiencing these or other vision problems.