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Diabetic Eye Conditions

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Midtown East Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for developing eye conditions because a high blood sugar level can damage blood vessels in the eye. Over 40 percent of patients diagnosed with diabetes develop some form of eye disease as a result. These conditions can cause blood or fluid to leak from the retina or new blood vessels to grow on the surface of the retina which can lead to significant damages to your vision and overall quality of life.

It is important for patients with diabetes to have dilated eye exams once a year to detect any signs of diabetic eye disease as soon as possible.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes has the potential to cause devastating damage to the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in adults. High blood sugar levels can lead to leaky blood vessels in the retina, ischemia of the retina and vision loss. Good blood sugar control and regular eye exams are essential for anyone with diabetes. A variety of treatments are available for diabetic retinopathy and include both laser and surgery.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Midtown East
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the most advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy, and is classified by the growth of new blood vessels on the retina. These blood vessels are abnormal and fragile, and are susceptible to leaking blood and fluid onto the retina, which can cause severe vision loss and even blindness.

If blood leaks on top of the retina, patients may begin to notice floaters in their vision, which are actually specks of blood floating above the retina. While floaters can sometimes clear up on their own, it is important to see your doctor as soon as you notice them as they can lead to severe vision loss.

To learn more about diabetic eye disease, please call call 212-753-6464 today to schedule a consultation

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Ophthalmology Midtown East
485 Park Avenue (entrance on 58th St.)
New York, NY 10022
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