Here at the Somerset Hills Eye Care Center, our Bernards eye surgeon and the rest of our staff is here to help you with any and every eye care need that you might have. If you are a diabetic patient, it is important to recognize the risk that diabetes poses to your eye health and vision. The most common eye problem that people with diabetes face is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is when the sensitive blood vessels in the retina, which is the back part of your eye, become damaged in any way. In some cases of diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels in the retina swell and begin to leak fluid because of uncontrolled blood pressure. In other cases, abnormal blood vessels begin to form in the retina.
If you do not have your diabetic retinopathy treated by a professional like our Bernards eye surgeon, it can lead to serious damage to the retina, and serious vision loss. In many cases, diabetic retinopathy does not present noticeable symptoms as it is first developing. For that reason, it is very important for all diabetic patients to visit their eye doctors for regular diabetic eye exams to check for signs and symptoms of developing retinopathy. If you do develop diabetic retinopathy, you may notice some symptoms, such as floaters in your vision. If you notice any specks in your vision, these can occur as a result of leaking fluid, and you should have your eyes evaluated at the Somerset Hills Eye Care Center. After a careful examination, we can then recommend treatment. There are several surgical methods that can be used to treat diabetic retinopathy that our Bernards eye surgeon may suggest, such as scatter laser treatment, or a procedure known as a vitrectomy, in which blood is removed from the center of your eye.
If you are interested in learning more about the various services provided by our Bernards eye surgeon here at the Somerset Hills Eye Care Center, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional information that you might find useful. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or online.