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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can lead to a variety of health complications, including heart, kidney, and liver disease, as well as foot and nervous system problems. One particularly concerning complication is diabetic retinopathy, which can cause vision loss. At Family Eye Clinic, we offer comprehensive prevention and treatment support for diabetic retinopathy to residents of Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Sherwood, AR.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Early Detection and Management with Your Eye Doctor

Whether you have diabetic retinopathy or are simply at risk of developing it, regular eye exams with an eye doctor near you are crucial. Early detection and management can help prevent vision loss and maintain your overall eye health.

Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

Taking a proactive approach to diabetic retinopathy prevention is key. As soon as you receive a diabetes diagnosis, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. They will perform comprehensive eye exams to monitor your eye health and detect any early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Optometrist's Role in Prevention

Your optometrist will play a vital role in preventing diabetic retinopathy. They can:

•             Monitor your eye health closely: Diabetic retinopathy often presents with no early symptoms, making regular eye exams crucial for early detection.

•             Provide nutritional advice: Following your eye doctor's nutritional recommendations can help manage your diabetes and improve your overall eye health.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Even if you have diabetic retinopathy, vision loss is not inevitable. Your optometrist can offer various treatment options to manage your condition and prevent vision loss.

Early Treatment Options

•             Medications: Certain medications can help slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy and minimize its impact on your vision.

•             Laser surgery: In some cases, laser surgery may be used to treat diabetic retinopathy by sealing leaking blood vessels or reducing swelling in the retina.

•             Vitrectomy: This surgical procedure involves removing cloudy gel from the vitreous, the clear fluid that fills the center of your eye. It can be helpful for severe cases of diabetic retinopathy that affect the vitreous.

Expert Diabetic Retinopathy Care at Family Eye Clinic

At Family Eye Clinic, our team of experienced eye doctors is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients with diabetic retinopathy. We offer advanced diagnostics, innovative treatment options, and personalized care to help you manage your condition and preserve your vision. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your individual needs.