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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic retinopathy involves swelling, leaking or abnormal growth of blood vessels in or near the retina. There are multiple stages to this disease, the earliest of which may not present any symptoms you can see.
 
Symptoms you can see include dark or black spots in your vision that increase over time, or severely blurred vision due to bleeding within the eye.
 
That’s why comprehensive eye exams are so important when thinking about diabetes and eye sight—both type 1 and type 2 diabetics are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, and the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop some form of the disease.
 
Treatments for diabetic retinopathy include replacement of the inner gel inside the eye (called a vitrectomy) and different kinds of laser surgery. A recent clinical trial also suggested that better control of blood sugar levels slows the onset and progression of the disease in many patients.
 
 
Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!
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To all of our valued patients :

We are partially shutdown not selling glasses at this time and limiting how many patients can come into our optical at one time.

We hope to be selling glasses again in a few weeks around the beginning of May if not sooner.

I am doing urgent care such as eye infections, abrasions, etc and renewing expired eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. We are selling and dispensing contact lenses and if they are not in stock we will mail them directly to you which not only helps to limit people in one place but is a convenience to you at no extra charge!

We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask when coming in for an exam and we are taking all of the precautions sterilizing our optical and equipment for the safety of everyone.

Our hours of operation are shortened temporarily to approximately from 10:00AM -2:00PM but will try our best to accommodate your needs in this time of the Corona Virus threat and cannot wait to be operating with a full schedule and staff hopefully soon.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Jeffrey Krill O.D.