Diabetes and the Eye
Diabetes can have a wide range of effect on your eyes. It can cause changes in your vision, early cataract formation, bleeding and swelling inside your eye, and even blindness. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the US in patients under the age of 55. It is important to have a dilated eye exam yearly to test for these problems. Most of the time, damage to your eyes is painless and by the time vision changes are noticed it may be too late. Don’t wait for symptoms; be sure to have a comprehensive annual exam to check for retinopathy. At Insight Eyecare, Dr. Phillips takes your eye health very seriously. Having your vision checked or having a vision screening is not enough to detect early signs of problems.
High blood sugar
High blood pressure
Length of time you have had Diabetes
Family History (genes)
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