Diabetes comes with problems that affect your whole body. Even your eyes can be affected by the disease. In fact, this is so common that it actually has a name: diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is a vascular disease of the blood vessels that affect the retina. Your retina is necessary to transfer everything that your eyes see to your brain.

Diabetic retinopathy usually continues to get worse, especially if your diabetes is not under control. Still though, it can get worse even with controlled diabetes. For this reason, we recommend having regular checkups so that we can monitor your eyes. During the progression of the disease, you may not even notice any symptoms, which makes coming in regularly even more important.

If you have diabetes and would like to have your eyes examined, feel free to contact us today at (918) 371-3339.