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Individuals with diabetes have a higher susceptibility to certain eye problems than those without the disease. Most of these conditions are not detectable without a comprehensive eye exam.

Diabetic people should have their eyes professionally examined at least once a year, or more if found to be necessary. These examinations could be key to saving your ocular health from deteriorating.

Usually, diabetic eye diseases will not display symptoms until vision loss has already begun. This vision loss is generally irreversible, but can be prevented with regular eye examinations.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications associated with diabetes. This occurs when high glucose levels in the bloodstream of people with diabetes hamper blood flow to different organs, such as the eyes.

Diabetic retinopathy does not display symptoms in its early stages, however, the signs can be detected and managed with a comprehensive eye examination. If diabetes is well managed through exercise, diet, and medication if necessary, the risk of diabetic retinopathy significantly decreases.

Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema is a further complication under the spectrum of diabetic eye disease. It is the swelling of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision, and caused by leaking blood vessels or swollen capillaries within the retina. This condition can lead to blindness.

Symptoms Of Diabetic Eye Diseases

These symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may present as the disease progresses:

  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired color vision
  • Blind spots or empty and dark spots in vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Spots or strings floating in your vision (floaters)

If you are experiencing these symptoms and you have diabetes, you may have diabetic eye disease.

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We are located at the corner of Portage Rd. and Colborne St., in the same complex as the Shoppers Drug Mart and Stamford Centre Library.

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  • 3643 Portage Rd, Unit 9
  • Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8

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  • Monday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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