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Diabetes Can Affect Your Eye Health

Diabetes can be a complicated condition to live with. It can affect many different aspects of your health, but did you know that it can significantly impact your eye health? 

Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of several eye conditions. With our experience and access to advanced technology, we can identify issues early and help manage your condition. 

At Center For Sight, our experienced physicians can help you manage your diabetes while protecting your vision and eye health.

Diabetes & Your Vision

Someone with diabetes cannot produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin their body produces. Insulin regulates our blood sugar levels, and with improper insulin control, your blood sugar levels can increase, causing problems throughout the body, including your eyes. 

High amounts of blood sugar can damage your retina, causing vision problems and potentially leading to severe vision loss.

Diabetes-Related Eye Conditions

If you have diabetes, you’re at a higher risk of developing diabetic eye diseases, potentially leading to vision loss or blindness. 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels, leading to blurry, distorted vision and potential blindness. This disease has 2 stages: nonproliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

As blood vessels in the retina become damaged, they can close off. As a result, new, abnormal blood vessels grow. These weak blood vessels can bleed into the retina and develop scar tissue.

Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy and a common cause of vision loss for people with diabetes. Leaking fluid caused by diabetic retinopathy can cause the macula to swell, leading to potential vision loss.

Diabetic Eye Exam Frequency

When you visit Center For Sight, we’ll always give you a personalized experience. The frequency of eye exams can vary from person to person, and we can help you find a schedule that fits your eye health needs. We typically follow the recommended guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, which outline that:

  • Adults with type 2 diabetes should receive their first examination after their diagnosis
  • Anyone with type 1 diabetes should have their first eye exam within 5 years of diagnosis
  • People with diabetes need to have an eye exam at least once a year 

We Can Help 

Don’t let diabetes affect your vision. With the expertise of the physicians at Center For Sight, we can help protect your eye health and offer recommendations for how you can manage your diabetes. 

Book your next diabetic eye exam today to see how we can support your health.

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