Diabetes

98% of serious vision loss from Diabetes can be prevented with regular eye examinations and early treatment.

If left untreated, Diabetic eye disease can lead to poor vision and blindness. However, the progression and severity of Diabetic Retinopathy can be slowed and even prevented with careful management. The earlier the treatment, the better the result.

As many people with diabetes do not notice changes in their vision until the condition is very serious, it is essential to have regular eye examinations to detect problems early. All Diabetics need an eye examination with a retinal scan at least every year.

Diabetic Retinopathy can occur in two forms: simple retinopathy or proliferative retinopathy. Simple retinopathy refers to the first stage of Diabetic Retinopathy and often requires no treatment, while proliferative retinopathy may lead to blindness and requires urgent treatment.

Retinopathy can lead to blurred vision, glare sensitivity and difficulty seeing at night. It is caused by damage to the fine blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye, and in time can lead to Glaucoma or Retinal Detachment, even blindness.