Don't let diabetes take your vision from you.
For diabetics is it crucial to get dilated fundus eye examinations at least once a year. It is a good indicator of how well the diabetes is being controlled. When a person’s blood sugar fluctuates a lot, it will show in the blood vessels of the retina and can cause irreversible damage. If there is minimal damage, there might be leaky blood vessels causing some hemorrhages (bleeding) or at the other end of the spectrum the diabetes can actually cause a person to go blind. For this reason, it is important to have full eye exams at least once a year to monitor any visual changes that may occur in conjunction with diabetes.
With modern day digital retinal imaging, our optometrist is able to document any changes seen in the retina more accurately. In addition, the OCT scan is able to detect changes within each individual layer of the retina, making it easier to detect diabetic eye disease more accurately.
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- Retinal imaging to monitor change.
- Retinal scans to detect damage earlier.
- Yearly exams recommended for all diabetics.