Diabetic Evaluations

All people with diabetes--both type 1 and type 2--are at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy. Retinopathy is the medical term for damage to the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish the retina, the tissue at the back of your eye that captures light and relays information to your brain. These blood vessels are often affected by the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes.

It is recommended that everyone with diabetes get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Between 40 to 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age people in the United States.


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