November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and our team here at Baptist Eye Surgeons wants you to be prepared. Diabetic eye disease isn’t actually one disease, but a term for a broad range of diseases connected with high blood sugar. If you’re diabetic or know someone who is, you’ll want to know what to watch out for and how to help.
To help you better understand diabetic eye disease, we’ll look at:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Glaucoma and diabetes
- Diabetic macular edema
- Cataracts and diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease
While it can result in vision loss if left untreated, diabetic eye disease can be caught early through annual comprehensive eye exams. This can help your eye doctor act quickly and prevent any vision loss from getting worse. (more…)