Diabetic Eye Disease
Avoiding Vision Problems for the Diabetic
Diabetes can lead to eye disease. About one in four people who suffer from
diabetes suffer from some form of diabetic retinopathy—and five
percent of these people suffer a severe form of the disease. For people
aged 20 to 64, it is the leading cause of blindness. Speaking with a qualified
eye doctor is the best way to ensure that you have the help and answers you need.
What is diabetic retinopathy & what causes this condition?
Diabetic retinopathy is when the blood vessels behind the eye change whether
because the vessels fluid, weaken, or abnormal vessels grow and potentially
hemorrhage. Laser treatments can effectively treat proliferative retinopathy
by reducing abnormal blood vessels. If you suffer from diabetes, scheduling
regular exams with our
Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex eye doctors is very important. Laser treatments are most effective when the condition
is caught early. Severe advancement of the disease may require a vitrectomy.
By scheduling fully dilated eye treatments with our doctors at Key-Whitman
Eye Center every year, you’ll go a long way toward protecting your
Tips for Preventing / Limiting Diabetic Eye Disease
If you are living with diabetes, there are some practical ways in which
you can manage eye disease:
- Keeping a healthy weight
- Eating a balanced, low calorie diet
- Exercising regularly
- Scheduling annual eye exams with your doctor at Key-Whitman Eye Center
- Controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol
Schedule a consultation with our Dallas / Ft Worth Metroplex eye doctors.
Visiting your doctor regularly is important. Our doctors at Key-Whitman
Eye Center used advanced, state of the art technology and techniques approved
by the United States Food & Drug Administration for your safety and
peace of mind. We have won numerous awards, including the Angie’s
List Super Service Award in Eye Care – Ophthalmology.
For more information about our services,
call Key-Whitman Eye Center and schedule a consultation with our team.