If you have diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. The condition can cause damage to the eye's delicate tissues, partial loss of vision, and even blindness. Unfortunately, diabetic retinopathy is often asymptomatic until it is in an advanced stage. Our team of doctors at Grin Eye Care can help you monitor your ocular health and catch the onset of diabetic retinopathy early to minimize vision loss. With proper preventive care, you can decrease your risk for diabetic retinopathy so you can see clearly for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about diabetic retinopathy, and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors in Olathe or Leawood.
Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Its Effects
Your retina is one of the most important parts of your eye. It consists of a layer of tissue at the back of your eye that perceives light and sends signals to your brain so you can see. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the retina’s blood vessels change,
Monitoring Your Eyes
To prevent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, it is important to carefully manage your diabetes and have your eyes checked regularly. When you come
When you come
Staying up-to-date with your exams allows us to catch the development of diabetic retinopathy in its earliest stages and optimize your treatment plan. The most important aspect of managing your disease is controlling your diabetes, which will help you protect your ocular and general health.
Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on the severity of the disease. Depending on your specific needs, we may recommend medicated eye drops, laser treatments to seal leaking blood vessels, or intravitreal injections. For more complicated cases, we may refer you to a local retinal specialist.
Take Charge of Your Health
Monitoring your diabetes and receiving regular eye exams can help prevent vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy. Contact us today to learn more about how to manage this condition, and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors in Olathe or Leawood.