Diabetic eye disease, including damage to the retinal layer of the back of the eye, is one of the most common issues facing eye health today. Picking up early eye problems from diabetes can also be the first clue to other issues affecting your kidneys, heart, and blood vessels.
The Washington Eye Institute performs dilated eye exams for the screening of diabetes on thousands of patients each year. Additionally, doctors here are well versed in the treatment of the problems that can arise from diabetes in the eye.
Prevention of diabetic retinopathy is the most important step in the treatment of diabetic eye disease. Regular screening exams, in addition to reliable communication with your primary care physician, is the best way to stop the development of new problems with your diabetes.