How do we handle Diabetic Eye Care?
The doctors at Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center are acutely aware of the effects of diabetes. We will make a thorough examination of your eyes using the best diagnostic technologies.
We will explain any problems you might have and treatments required in language that you can understand. If treatment is required, Fier Eye Care has a Fellowship Trained Retina specialist with years of experience successfully administering painless treatments resulting in excellent outcomes.
Our doctors will keep you and your general medical doctor completely informed of their findings, treatment and outcome while monitoring you carefully in the future. This all can be accomplished comfortably and with confidence in our state-of-the-art office environment.
How does Diabetes effect your eyes?
Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in diabetics caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. The retina is the light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye that converts light rays into electrical impulses to your brain allowing vision.
Diabetes can destroy the blood vessels in the retina needed for vision. Early stages of diabetic retinopathy (non-proliferative) may cause some blurring of vision or may not cause any symptoms.
Late stages (proliferative) can lead to more severe bleeding, retinal swelling, retinal detachment or scarring and blindness. Therefore, at least an annual examination is critical if you have been diagnosed with Stage I or II diabetes.