Diabetic Eye Conditions
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.
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.
To learn more about Diabetic Eye Conditions, please call 212.753.6464 today to schedule a consultation.