Diabetes is a disease that may seriously impact many areas of your body, including your eyes. It increases your risk of eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts. The main concern for eye health in people with diabetes is the development of retinopathy. People with diabetes should schedule full diabetic eye exams annually with a board-certified eye doctor. Certain ocular health problems, such as retinopathy, may not be detected in a routine vision screening.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists at the Saddleback Eye Medical Associates have the education, training, and experience to provide diabetic eye exams for our patients. Since 1979, our team of eye doctors has taken pride in building lasting relationships with our patients and providing the utmost patient care.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that develops when the blood vessels in your retina (the light-sensitive part of the back of your eye) are damaged. As the retina becomes more damaged, it can impact your vision. Your eyesight may become blurry, less intense, and begin to disappear.
People with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy.
The initial stages of diabetic retinopathy may not display any symptoms. However, over time, the condition can worsen and lead to partial and then complete blindness. If you are a diabetic and experience any of the following symptoms, you should make an appointment with one of our experienced Orange County ophthalmologists:
For most diabetic patients, diabetic retinopathy affects both eyes at the same time and in equal measure. However, just because you are experiencing any of these symptoms in only one eye, you should not automatically rule out the possibility of diabetic retinopathy. It is best to schedule a diabetic eye exam to rule it out completely
If you are looking for a highly qualified, experienced eye care specialist who specifically deals with patients with diabetes in Orange County, then contact Saddleback Eye Medical Associates. Our doctors are board-certified ophthalmologists with extensive background in providing eye care services for diabetic patients as well as treating ocular diseases, and providing exceptional operative care.
If you are diabetic and experiencing vision changes, contact us today to schedule a diabetic eye exam consultation with one of our experienced Saddleback eye doctors. We pride ourselves in using the most advanced surgical technology and providing the highest standard of care for our patients.
For more information, call Saddleback Eye Medical Associates at 949-364-0225.