Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that affects the eyes of patients with diabetes. If you are diabetic and become hyperglycemic (have high blood sugar), this can damage the blood vessels in your retina, causing them to either leak, clog, or grow abnormally. Any of these changes to these veins can have a detrimental effect on your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs in two stages:
In early stages of diabetic retinopathy, you may not even notice any particular symptoms, which is why it’s so important to schedule regular appointments with your ophthalmologist if you are living with diabetes. Once diabetic retinopathy has progressed, you may begin to notice the following symptoms:
If diabetic retinopathy is causing these changes in your vision, it will most likely affect both eyes.
When Dr. Parvus examines your eyes, she will be able to help you determine the best course of action to stop the progress of diabetic retinopathy. Some of the most common treatments we provide at Infinity Retina include:
Each patient is unique, and Dr. Parvus will work directly with you to determine the treatment plan that suits your needs best.
Patients living with diabetes are at a high risk of losing their vision due to diabetic retinopathy.
At Infinity Retina, Dr. Britt J. Parvus has the specialized experience to help you prevent diabetic retinopathy and manage your symptoms should it occur. Using her personalized approach, Dr. Parvus will work directly with you to develop a treatment plan in which you are comfortable and confident.
Don’t wait to treat diabetic retinopathy. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Parvus today.