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Video: Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy

Animation: Detecting diabetic retinopathy through a dilated eye exam

 

  • Treating Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that only affects diabetics. It occurs when the fragile vascular network that supplies the retina – the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that helps us see – begins to swell or leak. During the beginning stages of the disease, there may be no noticeable symptoms, so it’s important to have your eyes checked at least once a year, if you have diabetes.

 

  • Diabetes and Eyesight: Diabetes is a disease that affects the way we process food for energy and growth. With all forms of diabetes—type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes—the body has trouble converting sugar in the blood into energy, resulting in a host of potential health problems.

 

If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, schedule an eye exam today!