Patients with diabetes may experience a dangerous disease called diabetic retinopathy. This condition causes blood vessels behind the retina to leak fluid behind the extremely sensitive nervous tissue, which can cause blurred vision and loss of vision.
It is estimated that up to 80% of patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more have some stage of this disease. Furthermore, research suggests that up to 90% of new diabetic retinopathy cases could be maintained at early asymptomatic stages with proper treatment and monitoring. If you are a diabetic and have experienced changes in your vision, please contact us so that we can prevent a serious vision problem.