Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that can affect patients with diabetes. This condition occurs as a result of high blood sugar levels that damage the blood vessels in your retina. When these blood vessels become damaged, it can cause blurred vision, dark or blind spots, and decreased night vision capabilities.
At Infinity Retina, Dr. A'sha Brown has specialized experience in providing diagnoses and treatment options for diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Brown may recommend diabetic retinopathy laser treatment for your condition, a procedure designed to shrink the blood vessels in your eye that are causing vision problems and improve the overall quality of your vision. Dr. Brown will work directly with you to discuss a treatment plan that you can feel comfortable and confident about moving forward.
If your vision is suffering as a result of diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Brown is here to help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown today to receive the treatment you deserve or call (610) 606-1671.
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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. Brown 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. Brown will work directly with you to determine the treatment plan that suits your needs best.