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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic retinopathy involves swelling, leaking or abnormal growth of blood vessels in or near the retina. There are multiple stages to this disease, the earliest of which may not present any symptoms you can see.
Symptoms you can see include dark or black spots in your vision that increase over time, or severely blurred vision due to bleeding within the eye.
That’s why comprehensive eye exams are so important when thinking about diabetes and eye sight—both type 1 and type 2 diabetics are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, and the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop some form of the disease.
Treatments for diabetic retinopathy include replacement of the inner gel inside the eye (called a vitrectomy) and different kinds of laser surgery. A recent clinical trial also suggested that better control of blood sugar levels slows the onset and progression of the disease in many patients.
Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

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-If you consider that you have an emergency, call us at 951-609-9099. If it is after office hours, leave a message and a staff member will get back to you.

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-If you are a contact lens wearer and are getting low, call our office so that we can arrange to have an emergency supply shipped directly to your home.

-If you are having an eyewear emergency, please call us so that we can help.

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Stay healthy,

Dr. Wilson and the Bear Creek Eye Care Optometry staff

951-609-9099