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Diabetic Services

DIABETES

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina. You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery, with follow-up care. If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.
    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

As the disease progresses, diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include:

  • Spots, dots or cobweb-like dark strings floating in your vision (called floaters);
  • Blurred vision;
  • Vision that changes periodically from blurry to clear;
  • Blank or dark areas in your field of vision;
  • Poor night vision;
  • Colors appear washed out or different;
  • Vision loss.

Diabetic retinopathy symptoms usually affect both eyes. Contact your eye professional if new symptoms appear or worsen.       

                                                                                     AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Diabetic Services

DIABETES

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina. You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery, with follow-up care. If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.
    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

As the disease progresses, diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include:

Diabetic retinopathy symptoms usually affect both eyes. Contact your eye professional if new symptoms appear or worsen.       

                                                                                     AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology

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