Diabetes is a disease that affects every part of the body, including the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in the Unites States. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. Come and hear Dr. Tracy Schauer talk about diabetes and the effects on the eye. Learn what you can do to help prevent this sight threatening complication of diabetes.
Diabetes comes with a slew of complications, including eye diseases. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. The three major eye ocular complications that can be caused by diabetes are diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. If you are concerned about diabetes and eye problems, it is important to schedule an eye exam to better understand these three major complications.
November is National Diabetes Month. Dr. Tracy Schauer, Therapeutic Optometrist, encourages anyone who has, or may be at risk for, diabetes to schedule an annual eye examination.
“Diabetes affects 18.2 million Americans, 5.2 million of which may not know they have the disease, “ Dr. Schauer said. “ One of the health problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the eye which can cause blindness.”