WHAT IS DIABETIC EYE DISEASE?

People with diabetes are at risk for a number of eye diseases or eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, the technical term for the most common diabetes-associated eye condition. This is considered one of the leading causes of blindness in adults.

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by leaking blood vessels in the eye, which adversely affect the retina. The good news is that laser surgery can now reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy blindness by 90 percent, but it cannot restore vision that has already been lost. Early detection for this disease is critical because patients with diabetic retinopathy who are treated before the retina is severely damaged have a significant chance of saving their vision compared to diabetes patients who delay seeking treatment. Our skilled eye doctors have years of experience in composing individualized treatment plans for diabetic patients.

Diabetes patients are twice as likely to develop glaucoma and cataracts than those without it, and around 80 percent of diabetes patients will develop some level of retinopathy at some point in the course of the disease. Often there are no warning signs or symptoms for diabetic eye disease. Damage to the eye can occur slowly and may not even be noticed by the diabetes patient, which is why it is imperative for patients with diabetes to see an experienced ophthalmologist, eye doctor or eye care professional on a regular basis who can determine a treatment plan to help preserve your precious vision. We know how important it is to you to maintain your independence and quality of life.

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RGB Eye Associates is conveniently located off Highway 75 North in Sherman, Texas.
Call 903-892-3282 to schedule an appointment.

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