See Life Family Vision Source uses state-of-the-art technology to detect and treat diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes diagnosis rose to 34.2 million in 2020. Increasing the chances for diabetic retinopathy. 99% of people with diabetes have, or will develop diabetic retinopathy. If you are diabetic, either type-1 or type-2, you are vulnerable to damage to your eyes, as a result of the high-blood sugar levels from your condition. These statistics prove the necessity to get your annual eye exam.
What is diabetic retinopathy?
"Retinopathy" means dysfunction of the retina of the eyes. This problem occurs when the buildup of glucose in the bloodstream of diabetics begins to damage blood vessels in the eye. These vessels are very tiny and delicate, making them particularly vulnerable to damage.
If diabetic retinopathy goes undetected and undiagnosed the patient may begin to experience floaters, distorted vision, and blurring. Those at higher risk of this condition are: diabetics, smokers, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Also individuals who are African-American, Native American, or Hispanic, are at a higher risk.
Are you diabetic? Have you been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, or curious as to your risk? Give our office a call to see how we can help you!