Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in the back of the eye, caused by diabetes
which can lead to a significant loss of vision.
It is the leading cause of blindness in the 20-64 year age group, and is
one of the most frequent causes of retinal blindness in the world. About
25% of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy, and 5% have severe
disease. The incidence of diabetic retinopathy can depend on how long
you have had diabetes. Blood vessels in the back of the eye can start
to leak, and early detection of this condition is vital.
Regular eye examinations for diabetics are mandatory for early detection
of the leaky retinal blood vessels. Laser is sometimes used to treat these
abnormal blood vessels and sometimes surgery is required to clear the
eye of blood left by the disease.
If you or someone you know has diabetes, make sure they get their eyes
examined by an ophthalmologist regularly.
Contact us at 855-600-7296 to schedule your eye exam.