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Diabetic Eye Examinations

It is very important for all people who have diabetes to get diabetic retinal exam once a year. The best way to prevent vision loss from this disease is early detection and treatment.

 

Advanced retinal imaging and a dilated eye exam can check for these changes before they become sight-threatening or even life-threatening!

 

Also, many people have undiagnosed diabetes and in that cause the disease can be detected by an annual eye exam. A doctor can see the difference between a healthy retina and affected by diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eyes diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma.

 

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when a person’s high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina causing them to swell and leak blood. Additionally, abnormal new blood vessels can form and can cause vision loss.

 

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness. The best way to prevent it, early detection.  Every diabetic patient should have a retinal evaluation with their eye doctor annually.

 

Our new Optomap scan provides a quick and accurate panoramic digital image of your retina. This procedure is very easy and comfortable. It helps to observe the health of your eyes and allows doctor to detect, analyze, document, and manage many eye or health related issues.

 

Regular eye checkup can save your eyes!

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