Diabetes is a common condition that, over time, may damage your body’s blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels lead to poor circulation of blood, and poor circulation of the oxygen and nutrients blood carries throughout the body. Without a steady flow of essential nutrients, some parts of the body may be more affected than others.
As a result, patients with diabetes are more at risk to develop eye diseases that can cause loss of vision and blindness.It is important for diabetes patients to have their eyes examined annually because symptoms often will not appear until the damage is already done. Regular eye exams are extremely important to monitor diabetic patient’s eyes to help catch any sign or symptom of eye diseases as early as possible.
The most common eye diseases diabetes patients’ are subject to include, but are not limited to, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cornea damage, loss of blood to the eye or nerves, and glaucoma.
If you have any symptoms, or just have questions or concerns, please schedule an appointment with Weston Laser & Vision Institute immediately for an examination. Dr. Mutyala and his staff will listen to your concerns, examine you and work with you to develop a treatment plan.