Diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot adequately produce insulin, causing issues with glucose levels in the blood. It is a condition that can affect many areas of your life and cause health complications in different areas of your body, including your heart, teeth, and eyes.
You may not consider the impact this disease can have on your vision when first diagnosed, but it is vital to assess how high blood sugar can affect your eyesight and eye health.
Diabetes can lead to blurry vision, which indicates that your blood glucose level is not within normal ranges. In minor cases, you may be able to correct this by adjusting your insulin levels. However, blurry vision can sometimes indicate something much more severe, and you should contact your optometrist for a consultation.
You can find the macula in the center area of your retina. It serves many functions but primarily helps us read, see in greater detail, and provides the best color vision.
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) occurs when fluid builds up under the macula. This generally happens when vessels damaged by diabetic retinopathy leak fluids under the macula, causing it to swell. DME is a common cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes.
Preventative action plays an essential role in protecting your vision. Early detection and treatment can help manage vision loss, and our experts recommend one dilated eye exam a year for our patients with diabetes.
At David W Stemley, OD, Inc., we offer diabetic eye exams using top-rate diagnostic equipment in our comfortable and caring environment. Treatment will vary depending on your condition, but we will work hard to ensure that your overall visual health is protected.
Book an appointment today, and experience total vision care at David W Stemley, OD, Inc.