Diabetic retinopathy is retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which can eventually lead to blindness. It affects up to 80% of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. Despite these intimidating statistics, research indicates that at least 90% of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher their chances of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Click here to find out about Pan-Retinal Photocoagulation, treatment for diabetic retinopathy. To get tested for diabetic retinopathy, make an appointment with your local Alpine Eye Care office today by using our contact form or simply call 1.877.SEE.2020.