Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Diabetes affects many organs in the body including the eyes. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans and all diabetics should have a yearly dilated eye exam. Diabetes causes many eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, retinal detachment, and double vision. Vision loss from diabetes is often a patient’s first symptom, but vision loss usually does not occur until late in the disease process. Early stages frequently do not cause any symptoms and that makes screening diabetic eye exams even more important.
At Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates, our doctors have over 100 years of combined experience in diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease. If you or a family member are diabetic and have not had a dilated eye exam in the past year, please call today to schedule an appointment! You may also find more information about diabetic eye disease on this website under Retina Care and under “Videos” (Note: Diabetic eye disease is found under the “Retinal Conditions” tab of the video section).