Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the USA. The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to have your eyes checked frequently. If you are diabetic without retinopathy then you need a yearly dilated eye exam. If you have had diabetes for five or more years, and you have a high Hb A1C level, you are at a higher risk for diabetic retinopathy and may need to be seen more than once a year. Most medical and optical insurances cover yearly preventive dilated eye exams for diabetic patients.
Once it is found, diabetic eye diseases can be managed by closely monitoring of the condition as well as laser, injection and surgeries.
Please call us at (248) 332-0200 to set up your eye exam today.