There are many possible threats to your eye health, but one that many people don’t think about is diabetes. Both types, 1 and 2, are associated with potential effects on your eyes, of which the most common is diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that may cause hemorrhaging of the retinal blood vessels, bleeding into your eyes, and vision loss up to and including blindness. Fortunately, we at Somerset Hills Eye Care Center offer expert diabetic eye care to keep your ocular wellness in an optimal state.
If you have diabetes, you should be screened for diabetic retinopathy at least once per year, and possibly more frequently if there are circumstances that make that a good idea. The disease develops due to spikes in your blood sugar, but there are no symptoms to alert you when the condition is in its early stages. It is typically not until the late stages of diabetic retinopathy that you could count on noticeable signs. But if you do have blurry vision, difficulties with color perception, floaters (spots in your visual field), of vision loss, even if minimal, you should take advantage of our diabetic eye care in Bernards without delay. Diagnosis results from a comprehensive eye exam, including special testing. Addressing diabetic retinopathy typically centers around regaining control of your proper blood sugar level. Work with your primary care physician and/or endocrinologist to shore up your diet, exercise, and medication strategies. Our eye doctor will work in conjunction with your other health care providers to ensure the best outcomes. In the case of eye bleeding, laser treatments are usually the most efficient way to treat it.
Schedule an appointment for our diabetic eye care in Bernards. Don’t let diabetic retinopathy cause you undue difficulties. Contact our office right now to arrange a convenient time for your visit.