Our Dallas eye doctor, Robert Eisenberg MD, is pleased to provide a host of valuable services to valued patients just like you. And if you are diabetic, then your eyes are at risk for disease as a side-effect of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It is important to be examined regularly for any signs of problems so that treatment and management can begin as soon as possible.
Your blood sugar can reach dangerously high levels, which then can lead to various complications with respect to your health. In addition to your eyes, your legs and feet are typically vulnerable. When it comes to your eyes, the primary concern is that you can develop diabetic retinopathy. What is truly alarming is that there are often no early warning signs before damage has occurred or vision has been lost. So don’t wait for a problem to become obvious before you come in to see our Dallas eye doctor. Instead, commit to a yearly examination and screening. Diabetic retinopathy may result in damage to your retinal blood vessels. Fortunately, our office utilizes state-of-the-art equipment for diagnostics. It is our goal to diagnose it sooner rather than later, but we need your cooperation. By coming in on an annual schedule, it will be much easier for our Dallas eye doctor to keep your eyes healthy and for you to maintain optimal vision. The most effective ways to combat diabetic retinopathy are the ones that are also designed to manage your type 1 or type 2 diabetes: gain control over your blood sugar level with diet and medication as directed by your primary doctor. If you smoke, strongly consider quitting. And if blood vessel damage has occurred, laser surgery will be required to repair it.
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