Diabetes is a serious condition wherein the body fails to produce enough insulin to make it function properly. A low insulin production causes sugar levels to increase.
Mismanaged diabetes leads to very serious complications like blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and even amputation!
All diabetics need yearly comprehensive eye exams. Regular eye exams track damages to the blood vessels and light-sensitive tissues of the eyes. Keeping a watchful ‘eye’ on the situation prevents further damage.
Someone who has Diabetes is at greater risk for developing related eye conditions.
Retinopathy progresses without showing any symptoms. Sufferers often learn about it after the damage has already occurred. Getting on with regular comprehensive eye examinations makes way for a maintained eye health!
Undergo a yearly dilated eye exam to defend your eyes against Diabetic Retinopathy. Other diabetic eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts can also be detected during annual screenings.
An annual diagnostic testing of the retina is recommended by eye doctors such as Digital Retinal Imaging. During an eye exam, medicated drops are used to dilate your pupils. This enables the eye doctor to view the eyes to check for signs of the disease.
To decrease the risk of Diabetic Retinopathy, keep all blood sugar, blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels in check.
If you or someone you know has Diabetes, stress the importance of having yearly eye health screenings! Optometrists are trained to diagnose and help prevent conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy!
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