It is very important for patients with diabetes to have their eyes examined every year. Diabetes effects the blood vessels and their ability to carry oxygen all over the body. The eye is the only place in the entire body that we are able to see blood vessels at their natural state.
With a dilated eye examination the doctor is able to examine the inside of the eye, the retina, and monitor for any changes caused diabetes. Digital retinal images are taken and reviewed to provide the latest and most detailed assessment of diabetic eye disease. Then a follow up letter is written to each patient’s primary care doctor and/or endocrinologist to inform them of the patients eye health.
Great care is taken to provide our diabetic patients with education about their disease and their vision and eye health.