Diabetes is a disease that affects small blood vessels. The retina is a tissue filled with small blood vessels. In diabetic patients, the walls of the blood vessels can become leaky and can cause swelling in the retina and subsequent blurry vision. This is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy has several different stages and treatment recommendations for each stage. Treatment is designed to preserve vision and can include laser, injections, or surgery in some cases.
It is important to have an annual diabetic eye exam to look for signs of diabetic retinopathy. Please call our office to set up an appointment today.
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tears
We commonly see patients with new onset of flashes and/or floaters. Should these symptoms occur it is important to have a dilated eye examination to assess the health of the retina.
The eye is filled with a gelatinous-like substance called the vitreous. Aging changes in the vitreous often cause floaters, and also flashes if the vitreous pulls on the retina. A retinal tear can result from the vitreous pulling on the retina, and an untreated retinal tear can turn into a vision-threatening retinal detachment. A dilated eye examination is necessary to rule out a retinal tear or detachment.
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