If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, it is important that you be alert for signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. This disorder, which causes damage to the blood vessels in your eyes, is a byproduct of diabetes and one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Detecting it early is an essential part of preventing your eyesight from deteriorating.
You may be at risk for diabetic retinopathy if you have diabetes and:
- You are seeing dark spots floating in your vision
- Your vision has recently become noticeably blurred
- Vision tends to fluctuate between focused and blurred
- You have a harder time seeing certain colors
- "Dark spots" regularly appear in your vision
- You start to lose your vision rapidly
It's not enough to just look out for these symptoms, though. While these all can occur in patients with diabetic retinopathy, it's also possible for the disorder to progress without any signs or symptoms. Therefore, you should be getting regular eye appointments if you have diabetes. The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy from happening is to keep your diabetes under control, and your blood sugar at normal levels.
To learn more about diabetic retinopathy and how to prevent it, talk to the eye care experts at Seeta Eye Care Centers. Contact us through this website or by dialing 845-454-1025 . Seeta Eye Care serves patients throughout Dutchess County, including Highland, Yorktown, and Poughkeepsie.