Diabetes damages the small blood vessels throughout the body, including those within the retina, causing them to leak blood, resulting in swelling and vision loss. This is called Diabetic Retinopathy. At Kentucky Eye Care, we use the most advanced technology to evaluate diabetic retinopathy, such as spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Treatment may consist of the use of a thermal laser.
Worried your diabetes may be damaging your vision? Request an appointment with one of our skilled doctors for a diagnosis.