If you have diabetes, you probably already know that it can adversely affect your good vision. For this reason, you will want to make sure that you visit our ophthalmology practice, Michael Lim, MD to see our Loving New Mexico ophthalmologist for a periodic eye exam.
During your eye exam, you will receive a diabetic screening to make sure that your diabetes is not affecting your good vision. When a patient has high levels of sugar in the blood stream for an extended period of time, it can cause vision problems to develop. Diabetic retinopathy is a collective term for several different diseases which can cause vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy can be easily diagnosed by our Loving New Mexico ophthalmologist who can also help you with particular treatment options or prevention. It is very important that you have your eyes checked for problems from diabetes because diabetes is actually the leading cause of blindness in the United States for people under the age of 65. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication of diabetes that causes abnormal blood vessels that nourish the retina to develop problems. Sometimes, these blood vessels will excessively grow, and their small and weak extensions can easily break and leak blood and fluid into the eye. At our vision practice our eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam that will carefully examine your retina for any signs of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes has also been associated with other types of eye diseases, including cataracts. When you have diabetes, one of the most important things you can do for your health is to make sure that you visit our ophthalmologist on an annual basis, or more frequently when indicated by our eye doctor, to make sure that your eyes our staying healthy.
For an appointment to be seen by our Loving New Mexico ophthalmologist for diabetic eye screenings, contact us today.