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December 14, 2017

Diabetic Retinopathy in San Diego

Eye Doctor in San Diego

At Optometry Cabana it’s a well known fact that many medical and health issues are found during an eye exam, because the eyes and the blood vessels in the eyes are often the first places to be affected by certain diseases and health conditions. Diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease can be found during an eye exam. Our eye doctor in San Diego can check for diabetic related eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. If you suffer from diabetes, it’s a good idea to have an eye exam yearly just to make sure your eyes are safe.

Diabetes can lead to many conditions that can harm the eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels within the eye, which is one reason our eye doctor in San Diego is often the first to find out that a patient has diabetes. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can be things like blurry, distorted vision or spots that are caused by the damaged blood vessels. If this condition is not treated it can cause blindness. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy may include options such as laser surgery, or medications that may be administered and injected into the eye. High cholesterol can affect the blood vessels in the eyes and enlarge them, which is another reason eye doctors often find this condition first Treatment for this and any health condition should be done before the disease has progressed to a worse state, while it is still treatable.

Taking charge of your lifestyle and health can help to prevent this health hazard and other conditions. Our eye doctor in San Diego can inform you about diabetes, heart disease and other diseases that affect the eyes and how they’re found. Call us for more information on standard and diabetic eye testing at Optometry Cabana and how we can help your eyes stay healthy.

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

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