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If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it is important that you keep your blood sugar under control. Uncontrolled blood sugar can result in a number of serious complications to many parts of your body. Diabetes can cause a condition that affects your eyes called diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, our doctors at Romanoff Vision can provide treatment options.

Q: What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

A: Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that causes damage to the blood vessels in the eye. This damage can cause blood and fluid to leak in the eye. It can also cause the growth of abnormal blood vessels.

Q: Who Is at Risk For Diabetic Retinopathy?

A: Anyone with diabetes can develop this condition; however, certain factors can increase your risk.

  • The longer you have diabetes, the higher the risk that you will develop diabetic retinopathy.
  • Your risk increases if you don't have control of your blood sugar.
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking

Q: What Are the Symptoms Of Diabetic Retinopathy?

A: In the early stages, you likely won't experience any symptoms. As the condition progresses, the symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Floaters
  • Dark spots in your vision
  • Impaired color vision
  • Permanent vision loss

Q: How Is Diabetic Retinopathy Treated?

A: There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. In the early stages, your ophthalmologist may just want to monitor your condition. As it progresses, there are a few treatment options.

  • Photocoagulation: This is a laser treatment that can slow or stop the fluid or blood leaking in your eyes.
  • Scatter laser treatment: This procedure will shrink the new blood vessels that have formed.
  • Medication injections: Your ophthalmologist can inject mediation in your eyes that can stop the growth of new blood vessels. The medication blocks the growth signals that the body sends to the retina.
  • Vitrectomy: During this procedure, a tiny incision would be made in the white of your eye. This helps to remove the blood from the eye. It can also remove excess scar tissue.

If you have diabetes, it is crucial that you schedule regular visits with Romanoff Vision in Sylvania. We can offer diabetic retinopathy treatment options to help preserve your vision.

Hours of Operation

Located in Flower Hospital Medical Office Building

Mon

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tue

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wed

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Mon
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Our Location

Located in Flower Hospital Medical Office Building