Diabetes / DME
Diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health and may lead to various eye issues, collectively known as diabetic eye disease. At Shiloh Eye Care, we understand the importance of regular eye examinations for individuals with diabetes to detect and manage these conditions early.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common and potentially serious complications of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In its early stages, diabetic retinopathy may not cause noticeable symptoms, which is why comprehensive eye exams are essential.
At Shiloh Eye Care, our skilled ophthalmologists use state-of-the-art technology to examine the retina and detect signs of diabetic retinopathy. If diagnosed, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to prevent further damage and preserve your vision.
Another diabetes-related eye condition is diabetic macular edema (DME), which involves swelling in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, clear vision. DME can lead to blurred or distorted vision, making daily tasks challenging.
Individuals with diabetes are also at higher risk of developing cataracts at an earlier age. Cataracts cause clouding of the eye's natural lens, leading to blurry vision and sensitivity to glare. If cataracts interfere with your daily life or vision, our clinic offers safe and effective cataract surgery with advanced technology intraocular lenses to restore clear vision.
Regular eye examinations are crucial for individuals with diabetes to monitor eye health and catch any diabetic eye issues early. If you have diabetes or suspect any eye problems related to the condition, contact Shiloh Eye Care today. Our dedicated team is here to provide compassionate care and help you maintain optimal eye health.