Can diabetes lead to issues with my eyes?
Be Eye Wise and know that having diabetes means your risk of minor eye conditions increases. Routine eye exams will help identify and keep those conditions minor. If an eye condition develops into a larger problem, your Northwest Eye doctor will help you understand available treatments for eye conditions related to diabetes and start them immediately.
Diabetic eye conditions we treat:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Strabismus (Eye Alignment)
- Ptosis (Droopy Eyelids)
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. These blood vessels may swell and leak fluid (macular edema) or new abnormal blood vessels may grow on the surface of the retina (proliferative retinopathy). According to the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in American adults.
Common Questions about Diabetic Retinopathy:
To learn all you can about diabetes and diabetes eye care, please schedule an appointment with a Northwest Eye doctor. Because the more you know, the better you see.