Diabetic Retinopathy & Routine Eye Exams in Mt. Pleasant, PA
Diabetic Retinopathy Exams from Peters Eye Clinic
Having a diabetes diagnosis can cause stress for individuals in Western PA and their families. What many people do not realize is that diabetes not only effects the pancreas, but it typically effects vision, as well. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is caused by damage to blood vessels in the retina due to diabetes.
Diabetics should schedule appointments to have their retinas examined for damage by Dr. Jerome Peters in Mt. Pleasant, PA. One prominent test includes dilating a patient’s pupils and examining throughout the back of the eye, including blood vessels, the retina, and the optic nerve. This procedure allows for prompt diagnosis and treatment. To set up a diabetic retinopathy exam with our ophthalmologist, call Peters Eye Clinic today at (724) 547-2800.
Routine Appointments for Diabetic Patients Make a Difference
Our ophthalmologist recommends annual appointments for clients with diabetes. Dr. Peters can provide diabetic patients with the treatments they need to alleviate retinopathy. It is important to understand some of the results of having pupils dilated during a routine appointment. One thing to keep in mind is that vision will likely stay blurry for several hours after an appointment and patients should arrange a ride home in advance. These appointments can also make individuals light-sensitive for that same timespan, so it is a good idea to bring sunglasses, as well. To schedule routine appointments for diabetic vision evaluations, call Peters Eye Clinic in Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Serving Diabetic Patients Throughout Western PA
Dr. Jerome A. Peters has years of experience in working with diabetic patients throughout Western Pennsylvania. We take any precautions necessary to keep our patients from losing their sight, whether temporarily or permanently. Our entire staff has experience working with diabetic patients who have or are at risk of diabetic retinopathy, and we stive to make the examinations as comfortable and stress-free as possible. For more information on diabetic eye care, retinopathy, or any other issues with the retina, call Dr. Jerome Peters today.
Westmoreland County, PA