Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the US.
37 million people in the US are diagnosed with Diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of adults over the age of 40 with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. Those of African and Hispanic descent have a higher probability of diabetic retinopathy.
At Refocus Modern Eyecare, we want to improve the quality of life for those who are visually impaired. We have also developed innovative programs in the rehabilitation of patients with significant vision loss through technological advances which include bioptic driving.
Diabetic retinopathy is A complication where blood vessels in the eye are damaged. This causes bleeding, swelling, and abnormal blood vessel growth. The longer you have diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop this eye condition. There may be no symptoms initially but eventually it can lead to blindness.
Some symptoms include:
• Fluctuating vision
• Dark spots or floaters in your vision
• Loss of vision
• Reduction in color vision
Management of your diabetes under the care of a medical professional is the best way to prevent loss of vision.
If you suffer from diabetes, call us today or schedule an appointment online for a comprehensive eye exam.