Diabetic Eye Care
Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Treatment is highly effective in preventing vision loss from diabetes, but is usually best done before vision loss or other symptoms occur. For this reason it is very important for diabetic patients to have their eyes examined at least once a year. It is also important to maintain a stable, controlled blood sugar level, take prescribed medications as directed, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and control blood pressure and other health conditions.