Eye Health Specially Tailored to Diabetic Eyes
The eyes aren’t only a window to the soul; they can act as a window into your overall health. Systemic conditions throughout the body can impact the eyes, as is seen with diabetes.
Diabetes can be managed, and diabetic eye disease can be prevented. One of the best lines of defense, alongside a healthy lifestyle and mediation, is a diabetic eye exam. Visit Riverside Eye Specialists to monitor your eyes for signs of diabetic damage.
Diabetes & Your Eyes
Hyperglycemia is an occasional side effect of diabetes that can manifest in the eyes as blurred vision (along with headache, fatigue, and increased urination). If you are experiencing unexplained eye disturbances, see your ophthalmologist.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels cause the blood vessels in the retina to swell or leak. If left long enough, new, abnormal blood vessels may grow, interfering with vision.
In its early stages, diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms, but after it’s been developing and growing, you may notice indicators like:
- Floating dark spots
- Spiderweb-style streaks
- Poor central or peripheral vision
Diabetic retinopathy can also lead to diabetic macular edema, where the central part of the retina that handles detailed vision is damaged.
Using Technology to Track Diabetic Eye Health
How do eye care professionals monitor and manage diabetic eye diseases? With technology that allows us to see all the way to the back of the eye. Our imagining equipment helps us build a clear picture of what needs to be done to manage your eye health.
Optos Fundus Photography
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses light waves to scan your eye shows us the retina’s distinct layers. This technology is also invaluable for macular and optic nerve analysis.
This new technology has revolutionized our ability to diagnose the cause of dry eyes and monitor its management. It quantifies Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), the OptiLight treatment outcomes for which can be exquisitely monitored along with tear lake, tear break up time and inflammatory index.
You can find our practice near the historic downtown Riverside, California. If you have any trouble finding us, give us a call!
- 4605 Brockton Ave, Suite 100
- Riverside, CA 92506
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed