Diabetic retinopathy is the most prevalent cause of vision loss among people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is important for people to note that diabetic retinopathy is a combination of several eye diseases that are symptomatic to diabetics. Here at The Eye Center Main in the Okmulgee, South Tulsa and Bixby areas, we treat diabetic retinopathy and the symptoms associated with it.
Ongoing Eye Care Is Essential
Our doctor stresses the importance of the establishment of an eye care treatment for diabetics, which includes an annual comprehensive exam with an optometrist. One of the reasons regular exams are so important is because a diabetic’s eyes can change many times over the course of a year. These changes are caused by fluctuating blood sugar levels. Sometimes the changes are temporary. Other changes are permanent due to the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms
Diabetic retinopathy is in its early stages has no identifiable symptoms. By the time a person begins to notice they are having issues with their vision, the disease is in an advanced stage. At that point, people may begin to see floaters. Other symptoms associated with diabetic retinopathy include: blurry vision, darkened areas in the vision, fluctuating vision, distorted color vision and loss of vision.
Don’t Prolong Treatment
Diabetic retinopathy can progress quickly and will lead to permanent vision loss if it is not treated quickly. Here at the Eye Center Main in Okmulgee, our team of optometry professionals works with patients to determine the best course of treatment for diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the eye. If you are a diabetic and it has been greater than a year since your last examination with an optometrist, give our office a call to schedule an appointment to see us today. You can reach our Okmulgee office by calling 918-756-0316 or our South Tulsa office at 918-369-3937.