Here at Ahlquist Eye Care, we are proud to help our patients who develop diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy causes problems with your retina, the part of your eye responsible for transferring visual information to your brain for processing. Diabetic retinopathy can cause blood vessels in the retina to leak fluid or bleed, resulting in distorted vision.
People with all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational) are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. Please note that the early stages of diabetic retinopathy usually have no symptoms; the disease often progresses unnoticed until it begins to affect your vision. If you have diabetes and have never had an eye exam, we strongly recommend scheduling an appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with diabetic retinopathy, we advise scheduling an appointment right away.