Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

People who have diabetes have a higher risk for eye diseases, like diabetic retinopathy. Luckily, there are prevention methods and treatments for this eye condition. At Urias Eyecare, serving Midland and Odessa, TX, we can help with all of your eye care needs. We can help you learn more about the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and how to treat it.

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disorder common in people with diabetes. It occurs when the blood vessels at the back of your eye, called the retina, become damaged. This can happen if you have too much sugar in your blood, which blocks the blood vessels that go to the retina. The eye will try to grow new blood vessels, but they are often damaged and underdeveloped. They may even leak. If diabetic retinopathy is left untreated, it can lead to blindness. However, if diabetes is controlled well, this disease can be prevented.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, it is important to stay on top of your eye health and be wary of this eye condition. There are a variety of symptoms you may notice that can indicate that you need to see our eye doctor. Diabetic retinopathy can cause many problems with your vision. You may have blurred vision or partial vision loss. Seeing floaters, or dark spots in your vision, is also common. The disease can make it difficult to see colors or to see at night. It can also cause eye pain and redness. If you notice any changes in your vision, it’s important to see our optometrist right away.

Catching diabetic retinopathy early is the key to recovery. Our optometrist may give you medications or refer you for surgery to help your condition. We will also help you form a diabetes management plan by working with your primary care doctor.

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Diabetic retinopathy is a serious issue, but it can be managed with the right help. At Urias Eyecare, serving Midland and Odessa, TX, our team of professionals can help. We can diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy and other eye conditions. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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