Diabetic Eye Problems in Napa, CA

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What Is Diabetic Eye Care?

Diabetes impacts our entire body, including the eyes. Without proper care, diabetes increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (leakage of the blood vessels in the retina). It is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it is important that you visit your eye care provider at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley regularly, so our team can identify, prevent, and manage any eye diseases stemming from diabetes. For more information, contact our Napa, CA office to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.

How Are Diabetic Eye Problems Managed?

Elevated blood glucose levels can damage the blood vessels in the eyes, causing them to leak and grow haphazardly. These changes are detrimental to your vision. Yearly diabetic exams can help us identify and treat any issues early on and give us a better chance of managing vision loss. Typical tests performed during an annual diabetic exam include dilation of the eyes to examine the retina, and tonometry to measure pressure (glaucoma). This information will help us monitor your condition over time. If treatment is necessary, we may prescribe medications, or perform laser treatment or eye injections.

Don't Let Diabetes Damage Your Eyes

If you have diabetes, it is important to establish a relationship with a skilled ophthalmologist. It is just as important to take care of your eye health as it is to meet with your medical doctor when managing your diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to vision loss. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley have years of education and experience in working with individuals with diabetes. We are here to help our Napa, American Canyon, and Yountville, CA patients maintain proper eye health. To schedule a consultation or for more information on maintaining your eye health while managing diabetes, feel free to give our office a call today.

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