How Can Diabetes Affect the Eye?
At South Bay Retina, we provide diabetic eye care. Diabetes is a medical condition related to elevated blood sugars in the body and can result in vision loss if blood vessels are damaged in the eye. When your blood sugar is high, there is an excess amount of glucose in your veins and aerteries and this excess glucose can damage the blood vessels inside the retina, a condition known as diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Narain can detect the onset of diabetic disease in the eye with a comprehensive eye exam. If you have diabetes, it is important to have your eyes checked annually.
How Do I Treat or Care for Diabetes Affected Eyes?
If you have diabetes, it is important to take your medications as prescribed. You should also exercise regularly and optimize blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Maintaining a normal glucose level will decrease the risk of vision loss and other ocular complications from diabetes.
Here at South Bay Retina, Dr. Narain recommends regularly scheduled eye exams if you are diabetic because most patients do not have symptoms at the early stages of diabetic disease. It is important to check and maintain optimal blood sugar levels because high glucose levels can cause damage to the blood vessels in the eye. This may cause bleeding and blurry vision in diabetic patients.
Request Diabetic Eye Care in San Jose or Gilroy, California
If you are diabetic, schedule your eye exams at South Bay Retina. Dr. Narain is an experienced ophthalmologist and retina specialist, and our offices feature the most advanced technology. Call (408) 294-3534 or schedule an appointment online at one of our two locations in San Jose and Gilroy.