Keep Eyes Healthy with Diabetic Eye Exams in Greensburg, PA
Call Peters Eye Clinic for a Diabetic Eye Exam
Those with diabetes must take extra care of their eye health, as they may be susceptible to various eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye diseases mainly stem from high blood sugar or high blood pressure, both which damage the blood vessels in the eye. Keeping up with annual eye exams at Peters Eye Clinic is crucial to keeping eyes healthy and catching any signs of disease early.
Dr. Peters will most likely dilate your eyes and perform a routine eye exam, along with measuring the pressure of the eyes to check for damage or signs of disease. When it comes time for your annual eye exam in the Greensburg-area, call Peters Eye Clinic today at (724) 832-7800 for an appointment. We accept most insurances.
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina because of damaged blood vessels. The blood vessels can leak, weaken, or swell, affecting the retina and your central vision. As the disease progresses, new blood vessels may form on the retina, causing extreme vision problems. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Blurred Vision
- Flashes of Light
- Extreme Changes in Vision
- Vision Loss
If you have diabetes and experience these symptoms it is important to schedule an appointment with a skilled ophthalmologist right away. It can be difficult to notice changes right away, which is why it is so important to keep up with annual eye exams.
Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
There are various ways to treat diabetic retinopathy, including controlling blood sugar levels, medication, laser surgery, and others. Treatment varies from person to person, and it is best to speak with an ophthalmologist to find the right treatment for you. Contact Dr. Peters of Peters Eye Clinic in Greensburg, PA, today to learn more about treatment options.