Diabetic Retinopathy From Your New Jersey Chiropractors
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition common in people who have diabetes, and it causes gradual damage to the retina, which is located in the back of the eye. With diabetes, there is excess sugar in the blood, which can damage blood vessels in the retina, causing leaks and swelled tissue and blurry vision.
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy
In many cases, diabetic retinopathy can be present without a patient even noticing, and may be detected for the first time by an optometrist during an eye exam. In fact, it is often the eye doctor who is the first to discover that a patient has diabetes. When symptoms are noticed, they may include
- The appearance of floaters or spots
- Blurry vision
- A dark spot in the center of vision
- Poor night vision
There are two classifications of diabetic retinopathy; Non-proliferative and proliferative. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is more advanced, and may include circulation problems, the development of abnormal blood vessels, and possible retinal detachment or glaucoma.
Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness, and damage done before treatment begins is usually permanent. The good news is that with proper care for your eyes, the progression of the condition can be slowed and symptoms can be managed with the help of a Doctor of Optometry at Eyes First Vision Center in New Jersey.
Some of the most important steps taken for treatment of diabetic retinopathy, as well as for diabetes, is for the patient to take care of their eyes and overall health by taking care of their eye and overall health by taking their prescribed medication, eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, blood pressure control, and not smoking and drinking.
Depending on how far the disease has progressed, there are several options for treatment your eye doctor may try, including laser treatment to halt blood and fluid leakage into the retina, or to prevent the development of abnormal blood vessels in the retina.
Find an Eye Doctor in New Jersey
Getting the care you need for your eyes is important, whether you have a history of vision problems or not. At Eyes First Vision Center, we have ten different locations throughout the state to help assure that more patients can take the stems they need to care for their eyes. These include
- Matawan/Old Bridge
- Toms River
- Sea Girt
- Red bank
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To get more information about our services, or to find the right provider to schedule your exam, contact our general information number at 866-393-7347.