If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you should be tested annually for the effects it can have on your eyes, including Chicago diabetic retinopathy. At Vision Salon Eye Care Associates, you can depend on specialized, expert care in the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and management of this eye disease.
The number of people who have diabetes is sharply on the rise. And the condition that it results in for your eyes may form and progress though its early stages with you being completely unaware. The danger is that if you were to wait for symptoms to appear, you are risking the possibility of vision loss or damage to your retinal blood vessels, which can block blood flow to your eyes, and cause bleeding. Coming in once per year for a complete examination is the best way to detect the presence of Chicago diabetic retinopathy before it is able to cause harm. If you do notice an loss of vision or blurry vision, problems trying to distinguish colors, and specks of blood in your field of vision, do not hesitate because these are all indications of later stage Chicago diabetic retinopathy. It is essential that you are seen right away. Smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are all risk factors. Treatments depend on how severe the effects of the disease are. If no damage to your retinal blood vessels has occurred, the priority will be to get your blood sugar in control. Laser treatments are effective when it comes to controlling bleeding and repairing damaged vessels.
Contact us right now and let us arrange a convenient time for you to come in for a yearly examination to screen for effects of diabetes on your eyes. The health of your eyes, both now and in the future, depends on timely action.