Diabetes Eye Care
People with diabetes are at risk for retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults between ages 20 and 74. Besides high blood sugar, the other things that raise the risk for blindness from diabetes include smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetic kidney disease.
Convenient Diabetes Eye Care Screenings Are Available
Annual eye exams are available five-days a week for adult and pediatric patients. Walk-ins are welcome while already on campus for their diabetes-related appointments.
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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Retinopathy is the most common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It’s caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy
- Seeing spots or floaters
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
Early Detection is Important
Early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. Often times, in the early stages of retinopathy, there are no visual symptoms. Therefore, the American Optometric Association recommends that everyone with diabetes gets a comprehensive dilated eye examination once a year. Early detection and treatment can limit the potential for significant vision loss.