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Diabetic Eye Evaluation
How Does My Diabetes Affect the Eye?
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness, and it is
As your blood glucose levels are elevated or fluctuate, they
affect multiple parts of the eye. If left untreated, diabetes can
cause premature cataracts, retinal bleeding, macular edema and
many more sight-threatening conditions.
Once we evaluate your retinal and ocular health, a summary of the
visit is sent to the primary care doctor or endocrinologist.
Diabetic eye evaluations can aid in the treatment and management
of your Diabetes.
Hypertensive Retinopathy Evaluation
How Does My High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Affect the
How Does My High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Affect the Eye?
Persistent, untreated high blood pressure can cause damage to
the retina and the likelihood of damage to the retina increases
with the severity of high blood pressure and the length of time
over which the condition is experienced.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypertensive Retinopathy
- Transient or Sudden Loss of Vision
- Doubled Vision
Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
How Does My High Cholesterol Affect My Eyes?
When cholesterol levels are high in the bloodstream, they can
end up either clogging up the arteries or throw off plaques that
block the artery or veins.
You can develop Xanthelasma, which is the lipids deposits
underneath the skin causing raised areas around the eye.
You can also develop arcus, which makes the eye color appear
more white or grayish.
To book your evaluation, schedule your appointment