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Having diabetes, whether type 1, type 2, or even gestational or pre-diabetes, puts a person at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. With diabetic retinopathy, the delicate blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the retina at the back of the eye can swell, leak, and grow in an abnormal way.
During the early stages, there may not be noticeable symptoms but, over time, unmanaged diabetic eye disease can lead to serious vision loss. When symptoms do develop, they may consist of dark or black spots in your vision that or blurred vision due to hemorrhaging at the retina, which is the tissue that enables us to see.
Comprehensive eye exams should be routine, at least once a year for diabetics. Diabetic eye screening in Oklahoma City is essential because the risk for developing diabetic retinopathy is related to the number of years the person has had diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy treatment begins with prevention by maintaining healthy levels of blood sugar and blood pressure. Once diabetic eye disease has progressed, treatment options may include vitrectomy, which involves replacing the gel-like substance inside the eyeball, and laser eye surgery.
At Boaldin Eye Care, your vision is our priority.
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