Category: Diabetic Retinopathy
Will Diabetic Retinopathy Cause Blindness?
Due to aging, there are eye conditions people should be aware of. Everyone above the age of 50 should have regular annual eye exams. This allows for the early diagnosis and treatment of any potential conditions. One common condition in individuals with diabetes, especially older individuals, is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition […]
Who Is Most At Risk For Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects the retina’s blood vessels. As the name implies, it occurs as a result of diabetes. But having diabetes isn’t the only factor in developing diabetic retinopathy. A person with well-managed diabetes can avoid diabetic retinopathy for some time. They can even effectively manage it if it does […]
5 Ways To Treat Diabetic Retinopathy
Living with diabetes can be difficult to manage. For some, diabetes causes major ocular health problems. A common eye disease caused by diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when fluids build up in the eye; this fluid retention is because of leaking blood vessels. Diabetic retinopathy can cause general discomfort, visual symptoms, and gradual […]
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 […]
During National Diabetes Month, Dr. Steven Nielsen of The Nielsen Eye Center spreads awareness about diabetic retinopathy – a leading cause of blindness among adults in America. Boston, MA – Among the more than 29 million people in the United States who suffer from diabetes, it is estimated that approximately 28 percent of adults aged […]
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 […]