Diabetes is a vascular disease that affects more and more Americans each year. Whether your diabetes is under control or not, it is very important to be checked regularly by an ophthalmologist.

The longer you have diabetes and the more out of control it is, then the higher risk you are at conditions like diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is the formation of abnormal blood vessels in your eye. These vessels can cause loss of vision and blindness and or a serious type of glaucoma. If somebody begins to develop retinopathy, there are treatments that can be done to preserve one’s vision. These treatments can include laser therapy, medications, and surgery.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure. If you are a diabetic and haven't seen an ophthalmologist within the last year or you are having trouble seeing, please call to make an appointment.