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 eye health.
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.