Diabetes is a difficult disease that has many life-changing side effects, including vision loss and diabetic eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy treatment, a service provided by Retina Care Consultants to patients in Sarasota and Manatee county, can improve and prevent vision loss due to diabetic eye disease.
What is Diabetic Eye Disease?
Diabetic retinopathy is a chronic eye disease that results from damaging effects of high blood sugar on the delicate blood vessels within the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20 to 64 years in the United States.
Are you at risk for diabetic eye disease in Sarasota & Manatee County? Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy include longer duration of diabetes, poorly controlled blood sugar, and high blood pressure. Common symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are blurry vision, distortion, and floaters. This condition can be present without symptoms for many years however, so all patients with diabetes should have annual screening examinations for early diagnosis and treatment.
Care for Diabetic Vision Loss in Sarasota & Manatee County
Retina Care Consultants, P.A., specializes in diabetic retinopathy treatments and diabetic retinopathy surgery in Sarasota and Manatee County. If you have diabetes, consider having a dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist. This exam may involve photographs or other specialized imaging tests of the retina. There are effective treatments for most forms of diabetic retinopathy, so don’t delay your appointment if you are experiencing changes in your vision.
Read more about the New Treatments for Vision Loss in Diabetes here.
For more information regarding diabetic retinopathy treatments, including diabetic retinopathy surgery in Sarasota and Manatee County, please contact us and visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology patient information website: http://www.asrs.org/patients/retinal-diseases/3/diabetic-retinopathy or click on the links to articles written by Dr. Brugger and Dr. Shane above.
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