What is Diabetic Eye Care?
Diabetes can increase the risk of vision threats, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular edema, and diabetic retinopathy, which is damage to the blood vessels in the retina. When left untreated, diabetic eye diseases can lead to vision loss. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you can preserve the health of your eyes by regularly seeing an eye specialist that understands how to identify, prevent, and manage diabetic eye diseases. Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center are ready to partner with you for your diabetic eye care. Schedule a visit at our center in Boca Raton, FL to learn more about your options.
What are the symptoms of diabetic eye diseases?
Eye complications from diabetes often have no early warning symptoms, which is why it is important to have regular visits with a diabetic eye specialist if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Common symptoms of advanced diabetic eye disease in Boca Raton, FL patients include:
- Dark spots
- Flashes of light
- Blurry vision
- Color blindness
- Vision loss
How are Diabetic Eye Conditions Managed?
Your ophthalmologist at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center will perform yearly diabetic eye exams to screen for any possible complications. Some of these tests may include dilating your pupils with special eye drops to take pictures of and examine the retina and other surrounding eye structures. It is also important to perform a regular tonometry test to check your eye's intraocular pressure and test for glaucoma. The results of these tests will allow our ophthalmologists to determine if additional ophthalmic work is necessary to preserve your vision. These additional treatments may include medications, eye injections, or surgeries.
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Preserve your Vision
When you have diabetes, visiting your ophthalmologist to screen for diabetic eye diseases is just as important as visiting your regular medical physician to manage your diabetes. Our Clewner & Kelly Eye Center ophthalmologists have advanced expertise in treating diabetic eye complications and helping patients to preserve their vision. To schedule a diabetic eye exam, contact our Boca Raton, FL practice and speak to our knowledgeable team today.