Diabetic Eye Disease is a group of diseases that can be caused by diabetes including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and glaucoma.
Changes in blood sugar levels can have distinctive effects on the blood vessels in the eye as well as cause swelling under the macula of the eye. Sometimes the effects are discovered in the eye before the patient even knows that they have diabetes. If a patient has already been diagnosed with diabetes, then we will test and track any damage that may occur and suggest a path for treatment. The American Diabetes Association recommends getting an annual diabetic eye exam.
If you have diabetes having regular eye exams is crucial to preventing and monitoring diabetic eye disease. Let our team of experts help you manage your eye health. Call Access Eye Institute to schedule your diabetic eye exam today!