Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may form differently from each other, but both are associated with high levels of blood sugar; too high to be considered safe. And that presents potential threats your health, including that of your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that may develop, and it can bring with it glaucoma, vision loss, and damage to your retinal blood vessels. Here at Palisade Eye, you can and should take advantage of our diabetic eye care to mitigate the potential consequences.
Diabetic retinopathy means that the blood flow that goes to your eyes is being hindered. It can eventually become blocked entirely. The most alarming thing, however, is that it is a condition that forms and then progresses without any noticeable signs. It is not until an advanced stage that you are likely to become aware that a problem exists. And by then, it may be too late to stop the loss of vision or eye damage from occurring. At that point, the best that can be hoped for is to prevent further harm. Our Weehawken diabetes doctor
is dedicated to diagnosis and dealing with the situation before that. It's also important to be aware that risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can increase the chance of diabetic retinopathy happening. Blurry vision, vision loss of any amount, problems with color perception, and floaters (spots in your field of vision) are all signs of the disease, and indicate an urgent need for attention from our Weehawken diabetes doctor
The best way to treat diabetic retinopathy is also the best way to prevent it. Keep your blood sugar under control by following the recommendations of our Weehawken diabetes doctor
as well as your primary care doctor and/or endocrine specialist regarding diet, exercise, and medication. Contact our office to book an appointment.
203 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
By Palisade Eye
January 15, 2019