Diabetes is a chronic systemic disease which can affect multiple organ systems including the eye. There are approximately 93 million patients worldwide who suffer from diabetic retinopathy. The risk for diabetic retinopathy increases the longer you suffer from the diabetes and with poorer glycemic or blood pressure control.
Diabetes can have significant effects on ocular vision and health. We stress the importance of glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol control in conjunction with your primary care physician. We perform comprehensive dilated eye examinations at frequent intervals to monitor for changes related to diabetes.