Diabetic retinopathy can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that nourish your eye’s retina, the delicate, light sensitive lining of back of the eye. These blood vessels may begin to leak, swell or develop brush-like branches.
The early stages of diabetic retinopathy may cause blurred vision. As the disease progresses, you may notice a cloudiness of vision, blind spots or floaters. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness and is one reason why our optometrists recommend regular eye examinations, particularly if you are a diabetic or if your family has a history of diabetes.
The result could be blind, early detection can help to save sight.
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Diabetes retinopathy is one of a few serious side effects of diabetes, but with the right attention and care, this condition can be treated. Patients suffering diabetes are always recommended to take regular eye exams and take action as soon as any signs or changes in vision occur. Swisscoat offer comprehensive eye exams for patients, as well as specialist examinations for those with diabetes. Among this, we can also help visions in:
Computer vision syndrome: vision related problems as a result of prolonged computer use
Orthokeratology: Gas permeable contact lenses that work to reshape the cornea to prevent future conditions.
Floaters: Small particles in your vision that could be signs of other sight-damaging conditions
General eye exams: For patients unsure about their condition or who are finding slight faults or changes in their vision.
Swisscoat also offers an online eye exam that can be taken by patients who want to assess whether they should get their eyes checked for glasses or contacts. For all queries regarding Swisscoat’s eye exams and check-ups, be sure to contact our team.