If I have diabetes, how often should I get my eyes checked?
It is recommended that diabetic patients have routine eye exams annually, or more often if directed by your physician. Preventative care is important in catching conditions like Diabetic Retinopathy before they begin to show symptoms or lead to vision loss.
Can diabetic retinopathy be prevented?
The best preventative measures to lower your risk for Diabetic Retinopathy is to control your blood sugar levels and blood pressure. In addition, your routine eye exams and dilated retinal exams will allow you to monitor development of the condition before it leads to more serious symptoms. There is no guarantee that even with preventative measures that you may not become diagnosed. While early onset Diabetic Retinopathy is treatable, there are also no cures for the condition.
Who is at risk of getting Diabetic retinopathy?
Patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and uncontrolled blood sugar levels are most at risk for developing diabetic eye conditions. As we age, our risk can also increase.
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Other Conditions Treated at RCA
Our ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating many retinal conditions.