Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Diabetes can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can leak and cause damage. If these blood vessels and leakage are discovered early, laser treatment and injections can destroy these vessels. If we discover advancing diabetic eye disease that can be treated or needs further evaluation, we will refer you for consultation and further testing to a board certified retinal specialist.