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Diabetic Eye Exams in Santa Ana, California

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Safeguard Your Eyes from Disease & Vision Loss

When blood sugar levels are not controlled effectively, it can lead to retinal damage. Individuals with diabetes have unique eye health and vision needs and are more likely to develop several serious, vision-threatening conditions than patients without this condition.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar causes the delicate blood vessels in the eye to swell and leak blood into the retina. This can cause blurry vision and lead to the development of blind spots. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy rarely materialize in the early stages, which means many patients do not realize something is wrong until they have already experienced vision loss. Annual eye exams are critical for catching diabetic retinopathy and other serious conditions before they can cause permanent damage.

Please make an appointment with your optometrist immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Dark spots
  • Floaters
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty focussing
  • Altered color vision
  • Blind spots

Our Diabetic Eye Exam Tools

We use a digital retinal imaging system to photograph the back of the eye, showing us the retina, optic disc, and blood vessels. This system helps us to detect early signs of disease and effectively monitor the health of your eyes.

Fundus photography uses a camera attached to a low-power microscope to capture images of the retina through the pupil. These photographs allow us to pinpoint irregularities and track any changes to your retina over time that could indicate a problem is forming.

Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy allows us to examine the back of the eye (or the fundus) and the retina using a handheld lens.

If you or someone you know has diabetes, we strongly suggest you have your eyes examined at least once per year. This allows your optometrist to look for signs of trouble and, if necessary, create a tailored treatment or management plan to safeguard your vision and eye health.

When was your last eye exam? Book your next appointment today.

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