Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes mellitus causes several types of eye changes, but the most serious of these problems is diabetic retinopathy. In this condition, the blood vessels of the retina are damaged, or grow abnormally.
Persons who have had diabetes for over 5-10 years are at the highest risk, as are those who require insulin for blood sugar control. Regular examinations of the retina are critically important in order to detect these changes in the earliest stages.
Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease
Laser treatment is sometimes required to slow the progress of diabetic retinopathy. We have the diagnostic capabilities to detect early leakage of the retinal vessels at Sneed Eye Associates.
If retinal laser is required, this is performed at the Outpatient Surgery Center, which is located adjacent to the Sneed Eye Associates clinic.