Normally, the small blood vessels in the Retina do not leak. One of the early effects of diabetes is to cause the blood vessels in the Retina to begin to leak by weakening the inner lining of the blood vessels so that they become porous. Leakage from the retinal blood vessels causes the center of the Retina, the Macula, to actually swell, a condition called Diabetic Macular Edema. Diabetic Macular Edema can occur in any stage of Diabetic Retinopathy.
The Macula is responsible for central vision, and thus Diabetic Macular Edema can result in vision loss of varying severity.
The Eye Center is conveniently located for patients needing an eye examination for Glaucoma from Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Northglenn, Broomfield and Greenwood Village. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or even if you are just glucose intolerant, you should have a thorough diabetic eye examination at The Eye Center in Denver, Colorado at 303-777-5455.