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June 8, 2017

Diabetic Eye Examinations in San Diego CA

San Diego CA Eye Exam

If you have diabetes, it is important that you have periodic eye exam to make sure that your eyes are remaining healthy. If you need to have a complete eye exam, you should see us at Optometry Cabana, where you can receive a San Diego CA eye exam from our expert optometrist, Dr. Tania Stevens.

When you have elevated blood sugars over several years, it can begin to affect your eye health. It is important that you have a regular San Diego CA eye exam on a periodic basis to make sure that your eyes are remaining healthy. Patients with diabetes are even more likely to develop problems with other eye diseases, including cataracts and glaucoma. If you have diabetes, you will want to make sure that you have a complete eye exam on a periodic basis, which includes a dilated eye exam. During the dilated portion of your eye exam, our eye doctor can examine the retina and the blood vessels that surround it. These areas are the areas most affected by excess sugar in the bloodstream. When a patient has diabetic retinopathy, the retina and blood vessels that surrounded and nourish it are affected. Blood vessels can begin to multiply and weaken, and leak blood and other fluids into the eye. This can cause vision disturbances. It is also possible for these blood vessels to leak and cause scarring which can lead to additional problems with the retina, including retinal detachment. The best way to deal with diabetic retinopathy is to prevent it as best as you can by keeping your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. You will also want to keep your blood pressure at a normal level as well as keep cholesterol levels at a healthy reading. It is also helpful to eat many fruits and vegetables and lean protein. Stopping smoking will also greatly help to protect your eyesight.

For an appointment to be seen by our doctor for a San Diego CA eye exam, contact us today.

Optometry Cabana
12925 El Camino Real, Suite AA3
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 348-5900

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