Diabetic retinopathy is a complication resulting from diabetes that affects one’s eyes. Caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina, Diabetic Retinopathy may be asymptomatic initially or may cause mild vision issues but if left, untreated can lead to blindness. People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop this condition. A long history of diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar levels are key risk factors in developing Diabetic Retinopathy.
Best diagnosed with a comprehensive dilated eye exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, typically drops are placed in your eyes to dilate the patient’s pupils such that the eye doctor can better examine the inside of your eyes. Dilation of the pupils may blur your near vision for a few hours.
Listen to Dr. Himanshu Mehta speak about Diabetic Retinopathy and how technology at The Vission Eye Center can bring about complete, swift restoration of vision.