Diabetic Retinopathy is a common eye disease that affects a large number of patients with Diabetes Mellitus. With early detection and treatment, vision loss from this condition can be prevented. The Eye Center provides comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy.
Many patients with Diabetes Mellitus believe the underlying cause of the condition is simply the inability to effectively metabolize and process glucose. However, the reality is that diabetes is considerably more widespread. It affects many organs and tissues throughout your body and causes damage to small blood vessels in your body. Consequently, this damage impairs the normal blood circulation in organs and tissues. It is common for diabetic patients to experience circulation difficulties in their legs, kidneys, heart, brain and eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels in the Retina.
Further, the condition is the most frequent cause of cases of blindness among adults aged 20-74. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, progression of the disease and its associated vision loss can be slowed, and in many cases prevented.
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If you, a family member or friend, have diabetes or are glucose intolerant, please contact us to schedule an eye examination at The Eye Center at 303-777-5455.