At Esterman Eye Institute we diagnose and treat diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in working-age Americans. Even with adequate control of blood sugar, diabetic eye disease can occur. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics can develop diabetic eye disease and the longer a person suffers from diabetes, the greater the chance they can develop problems.
With diabetic eye disease, a person can suffer from cataracts, bleeding inside the eye, swelling of the retina, and even a retinal detachment. Treatments for these conditions are available but prevention is truly most important. It is recommended that all persons with diabetes have at least an annual dilated eye exam by an eye specialist.
Routine examinations with our doctors can help prevent these complications.