Diabetes and The Eyes Part 2
The effects of poorly controlled diabetes can be devastating and can lead to many problems. They include losing limbs, having strokes, having kidney disease and this is just the beginning. Since our office concentrates on eye diseases, we would like to bring your attention to one of the most devastating, Diabetic Retinopathy. This blog will concentrate on Diabetic Retinopathy in its various forms. This is a long and complicated topic and therefore this is the first in the series dealing with this and other topics related to diabetic diseases.
New weak blood vessels are formed in the retina due to uncontrolled Diabetes which causes bleeding in the eye which could lead to Retinal Detachment if not treated. Persons may experience blurry or decreased vision and some may not even have any symptoms. Even though, there are no symptoms, it is advised that an eye examination be completed.
Persons with Diabetes should have their eyes checked annually to monitor any changes from the disease. If symptoms are present, more frequent visits are recommended.