NY Ophthalmologist Andreas Wolter, M.D. of Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, New York discussed the need for extra diligence for diabetic patients who are pregnant or considering getting pregnant as the management of diabetic retinopathy risk is critical. “Most women today are well aware of the effects of pregnancy on hormones, but they may not realize that these hormonal changes can accelerate the damage to the small blood vessels in the retina leading to rapid acceleration of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy,” said Dr. Wolter. “We strongly recommend that we work side by side with diabetic patients, their obstetricians and sometimes even retina specialists during preconception as well as during the actual pregnancy and post pregnancy period to insure early diagnosis and intervention if needed. In this we can we can minimize the risk of diabetic retinopathy and achieve optimal patient outcomes’, summarized Dr. Wolter.
If you or someone you know is a diabetic and considering getting pregnant or is already pregnant, it is important that you schedule an appointment for a diabetic eye exam. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving eye health and vision with diabetes. Please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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