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Eye Disease and Diabetes - What You Need To Know
If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk for eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy is common complication from diabetes. According to a new report, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new-onset vision loss among adults aged 20-74 in the US.
A recent article says that controlling blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol are important in fighting diabetic retinopathy.
Controlling blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol may reduce the risk of onset and can slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy. All patients with diabetes are required to have an annual dilated eye exam.
An annual dilated eye exam can determine if there is any damage to the small vessels in the back of the eye. This beginning stage of retinopathy is called nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy.
You can read the full article here: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/life/2015/03/01/preventing-eye-disease-diabetes/24148689/
If you have diabetes and have more questions about your eye health and what you can do to prevent eye disease, we would love to sit down and talk with you. Contact the Gordy EyeCare
team to schedule an appointment today!
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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