People with diabetes are at risk for developing several eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in people with diabetes. It affects over 5 million Americans aged 18 and older. Usually both eyes develop the disease. Diabetic retinopathy progresses in four stages. The most severe is proliferative retinopathy which can lead to severe vision loss. Fortunately there are very effective treatments to prevent severe vision loss related to diabetes. The key to prevention is regular eye exams at least annually or as directed by your doctor.
The doctors at Armesto Eye Associates will evaluate you for diabetic eye conditions. We will also partner with you to lessen the possibility of developing eye-related complications due to diabetes.