Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic? Give Your Eyesight Extra Attention

Diabetics are at risk for having damage to the blood vessels of the retina (the back of the eye) due to elevated blood sugar levels. This retinal damage is called Diabetic Retinopathy. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics are at risk to develop Diabetic Retinopathy, which can sneak up on you silently and cause serious vision impairment, and even blindness.

Diabetics are also at an increased risk to develop:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Detached retinas Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

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Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

In the early stages of Diabetic Retinopathy, taking control of your blood sugar levels may slow the progression of the condition. However, advanced diabetic retinopathy may require intervention by your Ophthalmologist to stabilize and save your vision.

The Ophthalmologists at Cleveland Clinic Sugarbush Eye and Laser Centre are trained to offer:

  • Laser treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy to shrink blood vessels or slow blood/fluid leakage
  • Vitrectomy procedures, which remove scar tissue and blood from the middle of the eye

If you are diabetic, it is imperative that you have yearly dilated eye exams to quickly identify vision problems and provide treatment to control the issues. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam.

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