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A Guide to the What, Why, and When of Diabetic Eye Examinations

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are abnormally high because the body is unable to create or respond to insulin resulting in excess sugar in the bloodstream. Someone with diabetes has a 20x higher risk of suffering from vision loss. If you have diabetes or live with someone who has it, you may want to familiarize yourself with a guide to the what, why, and when of diabetic eye examinations.

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Understanding the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if not treated. If you are a diabetic, we hope that message gets your attention. Most people are not even aware they have it until the final stage of the disease. However, an ophthalmologist can diagnose diabetic retinopathy in its early stages before any symptoms appear and protect your vision. Let us help you understand the four stages of diabetic retinopathy.

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LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Expect

Most LASIK patients are surprised at how fast their vision improves after having LASIK eye surgery. For many the very next day their vision is remarkably better. Many patients even drive themselves to their first follow-up appointment the next day, and they are so excited that they can read the signs along the way. Sounds good, we know. The rest of the story is the healing part. LASIK eye surgery: what to expect.

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Can You Stop Diabetic Retinopathy From Progressing?

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have struggled with it for years, it is essential you know all the possible complications that can develop from this disease. One of the common issues affects your vision called diabetic retinopathy. Many chronic diabetic problems progress slowly, but can you stop diabetic retinopathy from progressing?

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Should Know

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is an eye disease that affects your central vision. Aging can damage your macula, part of the retina which gives you sharp central vision. This condition is quite common and is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people over age 60 in the United States. Let’s find out more about age-related macular degeneration.

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Is Glaucoma Genetic?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for those over the age of 60. It damages our optic nerve, cannot be cured, but can be managed if caught in time. Let’s learn everything we can about glaucoma, its signs, the risk factors, and especially, if glaucoma is genetic.

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