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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Last updated 5 years ago

For diabetics with poor blood sugar control, diabetic retinopathy is a major risk. There are two kinds of retinopathy associated with diabetes: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Both of these conditions can lead to serious vision impairment or even blindness.

In this video, learn how NPDR and PDR affect your eyes and the available treatments for these conditions. You’ll find out how changes in how your veins, arteries, and capillaries can lead to eye damage and the roles of laser surgery and anti-VEGF drugs in treatment. You will also hear the importance of regular eye exams for diabetics, since these conditions may not produce symptoms until they are very advanced.

Don’t overlook your eye health. At Wize Eyes, our $18 eye exams include a complete check-up and glaucoma test, so you can feel confident that your eyes are in good shape. Call us now at (516) 358-0040 to make an appointment.

 

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