Diabetes can cause a number of complications with your eyes, including diabetic retinopathy. Coastal Eye can help support your eye health with diabetic retinotherapy in Greenwich, CT.
How does diabetes affect the eyes?
If you have diabetes, you’re likely aware that you can experience serious health complications if you don’t keep your blood sugar under control, and your eyes are no exception. Diabetes can cause significant damage to your eyes and even lead to blindness. This includes diabetic retinopathy, which is specific to diabetes, and an increased risk of conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. Diabetic retinopathy happens due to damaged blood vessels in your retina in the back of each eye. Your retinas sense light and convert it to signals for your brain to process. Eventually, diabetic retinopathy can cause irreversible vision loss. Like other eye conditions in their early stages, diabetic eye disease causes mild symptoms or none at all. To prevent vision loss, it’s essential to have regular diabetic eye checkups. Dr. Shakir uses sophisticated imaging techniques to catch early-stage diabetic eye disease when it’s easiest to treat.