Here at Amazing Point of View Eye Care, we are dedicated to caring for your eyes when you have diabetes or high blood pressure. Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus can affect more than just your blood sugar. It can also damage your eyes if you are not careful.
Diabetic and hypertensive eye disease can cause blurred vision, spotty vision, and vision loss . It can cause you to have trouble with everyday tasks even if you wear glasses or contacts regularly. Diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy can even cause blindness if not treated properly and in a timely manner.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, a comprehensive eye exam at least once per year is recommended by endocrinologists and cardiologists. If you have blurry vision; see spots, flashing lights, or dark spots; or have trouble seeing out of the corner of your eye, you need to see Dr. Felton as soon as possible. You also need to be seen as soon as possible if you have any kind of pain or pressure in your eyes.
People with diabetes often have more eye problems than those who are not affected by the disease. Many diabetics develop cataracts or cloudy eyes at an earlier age. They can develop diabetic retinopathy where the blood vessels get weak and cause the blood to leak out. Diabetics and people with high blood pressure can be affected by glaucoma, which is increased eye pressure that can damage the optic nerve and cause you to lose peripheral vision. They may also have nerve damage in the eyes.
Dr. Felton is dedicated to caring for your eyes when you have diabetes and/or high blood pressure. If you having any problems with your vision or pain in your eyes, we will be glad to see you as soon as possible so that we can prevent blindness.