Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus that, if left undetected and untreated, can lead to severe and catastrophic vision loss. Damage to the small blood vessels in the retina from diabetic retinopathy is the most frequent cause of new blindness among adults aged 20-74 years old. However, with regular eye exams, early detection, and diagnosis, vision loss can be prevented or halted in most instances.
All patients with diabetes should have regular eye exams and diagnostic testing in order to detect changes in the small blood vessels of the retina that may indicate the need for treatment, even if there is no noticeable vision loss.
We are able to perform in-office diabetic eye exams and diagnostic testing at Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC. Our staff works with your primary care physician and retina specialists to be certain you have access to care you might need. This includes non surgical injection treatment with Lucentis®, Eylea® or other medications, laser treatment, and surgery if needed to help maintain your vision and prevent vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
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