Diabetic Eye Disease
If you have diabetes, you could develop diabetic eye disease. It is caused by damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The damage caused by this disease can lead to vision problems such as blurred vision, blind spots, and difficulty seeing in dimly lit areas. In its later stages, this eye disease can cause severe vision loss and even blindness.
To help reduce the risk of diabetes related eye diseases, it is important to maintain close control of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. It is vital you attend the diabetic eye screening program. If this is not possible, book an appointment with us in our Bristol practices and we will dilate your eyes and take photos and scans to detect and determine the extend of any diabetic eye changes and advise accordingly.