Type 1 and type 2 diabetes both require careful monitoring, since they carry with them the very real chance of complications, including those that affect your eyes. Here at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, you can feel assured that with diabetic eye care provided by a medical doctor, you will have the best opportunity possible to maintain your eye health even under the threat of diabetic retinopathy, the disease that is a possible consequence of having diabetes.
Surging blood glucose may cause you to suffer from diabetic retinopathy, which in turn can result in loss of vision and damage to the blood vessels in your eyes, which once it occurs, may not be reversible. Glaucoma can also occur due to the onset of diabetic retinopathy. In severe cases, there are life threatening implications. Even more alarming, there are usually no early stage symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Our Marine Park ophthalmologist recommends that you have a yearly screening and testing for diabetic retinopathy at our office. By doing so, any signs that you have been impacted by diabetes will be detected and action can be taken promptly. Treatments might not be necessary if diabetic retinopathy is caught soon enough. Our Marine Park ophthalmologist will work with you in conjunction with your primary care doctor or diabetes specialist to ensure that your blood sugar is properly regulated. Laser treatments and surgery are possible options for addressing the effects of diabetic retinopathy, particularly if your retinal blood vessels have serious bleeding, or you have experienced a retinal detachment. Prior to diagnosis, if you notice floaters (spots in your field of vision), blurry vision, difficulties perceiving colors, or any degree of vision loss, you should be examined as quickly as possible.
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