PersonalEYES offers diabetic retinopathy treatment in Canberra and at all of our locations in NSW, from Sydney to Mudgee to Dubbo. While our eye specialists cannot reverse the damage caused by this disorder, we can slow its progression and prevent further vision loss.
About Diabetic Retinopathy
All patients with diabetes are at risk of developing this and other ophthalmic disorders. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater their chance of developing this vision condition.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina change, affecting your central vision. This is the leading cause of blindness in young and middle-aged adults today.
In its early stages, there may be little or no visual symptoms. Without early detection and treatment from your eye specialists, diabetic retinopathy can permanently damage the retina.
If the condition is not caught early and there has already been damage to the retina, you may experience symptoms that affect vision. These include:
- Mild blurriness in near or distance vision
- Sudden loss of vision.
If left untreated, Diabetic Retinopathy can cause severe vision loss and even blindness.
Eye surgeons cannot reverse the damage caused by this condition. However, if we catch the disorder in time, modern treatment options like laser eye surgery may help to slow its progression and prevent any further vision loss.
It is critical for patients with diabetes to be examined on a regular basis, even if they have not noticed any symptoms. The best cure for this disease is to prevent it with strict control of your blood sugar.
If you are worried that you are at risk, or if you have already started experiencing symptoms, don’t hesitate to visit personalEYES for diabetic retinopathy treatment. Give us a call on 1300 68 3937 or book a consultation online today to determine the best course of action to treat your vision problems.