Diabetes and Your Eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. Fortunately, frequent eye exams help to diagnose retinal changes early and prevent blindness.The physicians at Ocean Eye evaluate the health of your eyes completely and can determine if there are changes secondary to Diabetes. We recommend yearly eye exams for all of our patients, but for patients with signs of diabetic retinopathy we generally see them on a more frequent schedule.
The physicians at Ocean Eye will take all the time needed to explain this condition and cover all of the treatment/follow up options that exist. We also communicate with your primary care physician any ocular findings seen during your eye exam in order to provide the best overall health care possible for you.