People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to lose vision than those who are not diabetic. As soon as you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. At Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons we perform a thorough retinal exam through dilated pupils to check for any diabetic complications including diabetic retinopathy.
Changes in glucose levels increase your risk of diabetic retinopathy, as does long-term diabetes. Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your eyes causing them to leak which can cause vision loss.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 95% of those with significant diabetic retinopathy can avoid substantial vision loss if they are treated in time.
If you are diabetic and have not seen an opthamologist in more than a year, call Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons today at 610-372-0712.