Diabetic Eye Disease





Diabetic Eye Disease



Painless Intravitreal Injections



Diabetic eye disease is a complication that presents in the eye's due to diabetes. When the disease progresses, the
symptoms worsen by a growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. These abnormal blood vessels can move further
into the retina impacting the macula and optic nerve. As these vessels proliferate, bleed and subsequently scar, they can
detach the retina.



A long history of diabetes, often uncontrolled, leads to proliferative diabetic retinopathy.



The symptoms depend on the amount of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. The symptoms could range from blurry
visual acuity to complete blindness.



Systemic diabetes patients should have yearly dilated exams. Diabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed through a dilated
eye examination with special testing of the retina and macula.



Moderate to severe diabetic retinopathy may require injections of medication to the eye, laser treatments in the retina, or
in some cases surgery. Following your doctor’s recommendations is essential to preserving eyesight.



Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of systemic diabetes. It is important to maintain good blood sugar control, as well
as close monitoring by both your general practitioner and eye doctor.