Diabetic-Specific Eye Diseases Must Be Diagnosed Early
People with diabetes are much more susceptible to eye diseases which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent vision loss.
Diabetic eye exams include all of the usual tests and assessments performed during a comprehensive eye exam, but then go into more depth regarding diabetes-specific diseases. Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema (DME) may be present even before showing any symptoms; this is what we look for during your exam.
Since both diseases can cause permanent visual impairment, early recognition is critical to maximize vision retention.