Diabetes in the Eye

If you have diabetes, a dilated eye exam is recommended!

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye complication of uncontrolled diabetes.  It’s caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).  Diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems.  But if the retinopathy is not treated and the diabetes not controlled, blindness can occur.