Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in all American adults, but with consistent care and treatment, that doesn’t have to be the case. Up to 95% of cases of blindness related to diabetes can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. This requires periodic dilated retinal exams to be properly diagnosed. Many patients with sight threatening retinopathy present with very good vision initially, but because diabetes damages the blood vessel walls, they become weakened and are more sensitive to mild blood pressure elevation. This makes controlling the pressure very important.
Eye Specialty Group’s team of experienced retinal specialists offers advanced testing and treatment options for patients with diabetic eye disease. Properly managing your diabetes and having regular eye exams will help you to decrease your risk for blindness. If you have diabetes and are concerned with your vision, call us today at (901) 685-2200 to schedule your annual dilated exam.