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Diabetic Eye Exam

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Jacksonville, FL

Diabetic Eye Exam

Diabetes can cause vision loss and even blindness, which is why regular eye exams are crucial. Our eye doctor at Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville can detect early warning signs of diabetic eye disease and other issues that can damage your eyes if left untreated.

What is diabetic eye disease?

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease and occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to bleeding and swelling.  

In the early stages, diabetic eye disease might not have any obvious symptoms. But as it progresses, you may notice blurred vision, floaters or spots in your vision, sensitivity to light, and difficulty seeing at night. These symptoms may develop slowly or quickly, depending on the severity of the disease. 

Diagnosing diabetic eye disease

During your eye exam, our eye doctor Dr. Monica Brown will examine your eyes and look for early signs of diabetic eye disease. If you have diabetic eye disease, she‘ll develop a customized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and prevent vision loss. This might involve making some lifestyle changes and scheduling follow-up appointments to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. While treatment can’t reverse any vision loss that has already occurred, it can slow the progression of the disease and prevent further vision loss. 

Schedule a diabetic eye exam in Jacksonville

Our experts are ready to help you manage your symptoms and protect your vision. Schedule an appointment in Jacksonville, Florida today for a diabetic eye exam.