Category: Diabetic Eye Disease
Can I Have Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataracts?
As you get older, your risk of developing age-related eye conditions increases. But certain risk factors put you at higher risk for specific eye conditions. One of these factors is having diabetes. Diabetes can affect many aspects of your health, including your eyes and how healthy they are. By having diabetes, you increase your risk […]
Can My Eye Doctor Tell Me If I Have Diabetes?
Diabetes is a common condition, especially in people that are older. Type 2 diabetes is a danger many adults are wary of. It’s important to see a regular doctor and get bloodwork done to diagnose diabetes or other conditions as you get older. But one side effect of diabetes you may not be aware of […]
Diabetic Retinopathy: Risk Factors and Treatment Options
By understanding more about their condition, patients with diabetic retinopathy can receive the ideal treatment and ensure treatment in a time-frame that can mitigate the worst of the condition’s symptoms. Our doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating diabetic retinopathy. In this latest post, we will provide valuable insight on the risk factors, symptoms, and […]
November is National Diabetes Month
Diabetes not only affects overall health, but can impact eyesight in many ways. Those with diabetes are more likely to develop eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts. As such, it is important for diabetic patients to clearly understand how to protect their eyesight for the long-term. As part of National Diabetes Month, we present […]
How is Diabetic Retinopathy Treated and Can it be Prevented?
In our last blog post, we explained some of the causes of diabetic retinopathy and talked about the importance of regular eye exams in order to detect signs of the condition at its earliest stages. Today, we will discuss whether this diabetic eye disease can be prevented and the treatment options available that can reduce […]
What is Diabetic Retinopathy and How is it Caused?
November is National Diabetes Month, and Dr. Steven Nielsen and his team at The Nielsen Eye Center are doing their part to spread awareness about a common eye disease that afflicts many people who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is the number one cause of blindness in Americans of working age, and diabetes-related eye disease has […]