Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy at Austin Vision Center

The diabetic retinopathy treatment we offer at Austin Vision Center will allow you to regain your eyesight, which may be damaged due to the effects of diabetes. We have highly qualified optometrists, who have dedicated themselves to providing relief to our clients. 

Many people suffer from poor vision, and unfortunately, the symptoms seem to creep up. This could be happening to you right now, and you are at your wit's end. You have started to notice a progression of symptoms affecting your eyesight. Such symptoms may include, blurriness, empty areas in your vision, problems distinguishing colors, spots, or floating strings, among others.

If you notice any of the symptoms, you need to consult a specialist eye doctor. You need to look no further than the Austin vision center.


What is Diabetic Retinopathy? 

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication that some people who are suffering from diabetes may face. When the sugar levels in the blood get too high, it may damage the blood vessels in the retina. It will result in swelling, leaking, and in some cases, the blood will stop flowing altogether.  All these will have a negative impact on your vision. Unfortunately, the symptoms take some time to present. If you do not regularly visit your eye doctor, you may not notice until things get really bad. If you do not seek treatment for diabetic retinopathy early, it can lead to blindness. That is why we insist that our clients take their eye care very seriously.

The optometrist will explore everything that could be leading to your vision loss. We will want to know how you manage your diabetes so that we can determine what is leading to your vision loss. The consulting Austin optometrist will then do a thorough eye exam to see how much damage has occurred. The results will show if there is any hemorrhaging, retinal detachment, or glaucoma.

Is There Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy?

Yes, there is treatment for diabetic retinopathy. The consulting eye doctor will depend on the severity of your condition, discuss various treatment options. Such include surgery, vitrectomy, photocoagulation, injecting medicine into the eyes, among others. The doctor will walk you through each of them so that you have a full understanding of the process.

You will also have to adopt better eye care practices. You will need to continue with ensuring that you schedule regular visits to our facility at Austin for regular eye exams. We will need to ensure that the condition is under control. The vigilance is because the underlying cause of the disease; diabetes, is still present. 

Contact Austin Vision Center today

Taking care of your vision is crucial!  Call us today at 512-477-2282 for our central office or 512-258-2282 for our west location and book an appointment with our Austin optometrist, so that you start the process of restoring your eyesight. 

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