Diabetic Eye Treatment in Clinton Township, Michigan
Experience You Can Trust
Since 1996, the reliable team at Nicholas Leone, M.D., P.C. has been addressing the unique eye care needs of people with diabetes. Diabetes may affect your eyes in several ways and cause harmful conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts and glaucoma. If these conditions remain untreated, you may experience significant vision impairment and loss.
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when your retina is damaged by constant high blood sugar levels. This imbalance causes poor circulation in your retina’s vessels, which may lead them to leak fluid or bleed. As fluid accumulates, your eyes’ macula, or the light-sensitive part of the retina responsible for central and color vision, will be negatively affected. This advanced condition is called diabetic macular edema.
Your Care Options
If these symptoms remain undiagnosed, permanent vision problems may arise that cannot be addressed with eyeglasses. Various laser treatments can be tailored to your eyes’ needs and improve blood flow. This option may not reverse vision loss, but it can prevent further impairment. If you have diabetic retinopathy, call us today to schedule your specialized treatment.
Who Is at Risk?
If you have Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes, you may be at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Unfortunately, there may be no noticeable symptoms related to the early stages of this condition. That’s why it is so important to have a professional assessment. Sometimes, people with diabetes notice floating spots in their vision so if you notice these, contact us today.
Giving You Peace of Mind
If you are a person with diabetes and you are unsure if symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are present, schedule your reliable assessment with Nicholas Leone, M.D., P.C. today. We will perform a comprehensive dilation exam to pinpoint any signs of this condition. Your visit may include an eye chart test, tonometry testing, pupil dilation and optical coherence tomography. Your peace of mind is worth a quick, hassle-free visit with our professional team.