Medical & Surgical Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. You can have diabetic retinopathy and not be aware of it, since the early stages of diabetic retinopathy often don't have symptoms. It can cause loss of vision, blurred vision, spots or dots in your vision, or other symptoms. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with one of several types of laser surgery, medications, or an operation called a vitrectomy. Careful management of your diabetes is the best way to prevent vision loss. If you have diabetes, see your eye doctor for a yearly diabetic screening with a dilated eye exam — even if your vision seems fine — because it's important to detect diabetic retinopathy in the early stages.Learn More