Diabetic Eye Disease

Experienced Ophthalmology Specialists in Glendale

Diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy, is a serious condition that is caused by the constricting of blood vessels often suffered by diabetics. Most diabetic patients know that diabetes can have an adverse effect on blood vessels throughout the body, and the eyes are no exception.

Major blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to the retina can be damaged due to diabetes, and blood can leak or cause serious scar tissue buildup around the retina. This condition can cause complications in a person's vision. If you are experiencing any of these concerns, do not hesitate to contact a Glendale ophthalmologist from Lugene Eye Institute today.

Onset diabetic retinopathy does not always cause immediate vision-related problems. Often, complications become noticeable as the blood vessels degenerate and additional new vessels grow to replace the damaged ones. The new vessels can cause a leaking of fluid and blood and create hazy, blurred vision that can sometimes result in pressure problems, thus leading to glaucoma and cataracts.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, do not hesitate to contact our team:

  • Double vision
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Difficulty reading
  • Floaters in the eye and field of vision

Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment

If you are diabetic, there are various ways that you can prevent diabetic eye disease from developing. Keeping your blood sugar in check, exercising and making sure that you maintain a healthy diet, and controlling your blood pressure can be vital in helping you avoid the complications associated with diabetic retinopathy.

Because there are little to no symptoms of the early stages of this condition, it is important that you get your eyes checked regularly; however, if you are experiencing any complications, consulting Lugene Eye Institute can help you diagnose and treat the causes.

You and your physician can discuss the various diagnostic processes that can be taken to help determine if you have diabetic retinopathy. If you are diagnosed with this condition, or if you have advanced stages of retinopathy, there are various surgical and laser treatments that may be able to help restore your vision.

If you are interested in working with a talented and trusted ophthalmologist, do not hesitate to contact our Glendale office today and schedule an appointment with Lugene Eye Institute.

1510 South Central Avenue
Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 732-8394

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