Get a Thorough Annual Eye Exam
Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina cased by the complications of diabetes. If not treated this condition can eventual lead to blindness. While up to 80% of all patients who have suffered with diabetes for more than 10 years will be affected by this condition, it is believed that at least 90% of the new cases detected can be reduced with proper and vigilant treatment.
The longer a person suffers from diabetes the greater their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Because of this it is important that patients with diabetes set up an annual dilated eye exam so that your Newsom Eye doctor can check your eyes for the early symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. With early detection and consistent monitoring and treatment most patients’ vision can be corrected before the retina is severely damaged.
There are three major treatments that have proven to be very effective in treating the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. The retina specialists at Newsom Eye offer all three of these treatments depending on your needs. Whether your condition requires laser surgery, injections, or another surgical intervention the expert staff at Newsom Eye will provide the best care available. Contact us today and schedule for annual diabetic eye screening.