Diabetes is a devastating condition that can impact several systems of the body. A possible effect of this condition is diabetic retinopathy. If left unchecked, this issue can develop into full blindness. Therefore, scheduling a visit with one of our experts here at Paragon Eye Associates is paramount to maintaining your eye health. Get in touch to learn more today.
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. It’s caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). The longer you have diabetes, and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop this condition.
What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy?
This condition can be caused by either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. At first, you may not notice any symptoms at all. However, as your diabetic retinopathy progresses, you can notice blurred vision. If left untreated, this condition can eventually lead to blindness.
What Signs/Symptoms Should I Pay Attention To?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, we advise you to get in touch with one of our offices as soon as possible:
- The appearance of spots or dark strings in your vision.
- Blurred and/or fluctuating vision.
- Dark or empty areas in your vision.
- Partial or complete vision loss.
What Are the Treatment Options?
If you struggle with diabetes, we can provide you with an eye exam to determine if you’re at risk for diabetic retinopathy. Beyond exams, as with blood sugar monitoring, focusing your attention on the health of your eyes is a vital part of remaining healthy long-term.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas
Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we offer diabetic eye exams to identify and treat diabetes-related complications. If you’re ready for a checkup, simply fill out and submit the form below. You can also get in touch over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.