Don’t Let Diabetes Lead to Vision Loss
Did you know diabetes can have a serious impact on your vision? Greater than 90% of patients with type 1 diabetes and 60% with type 2 will have diabetic retinopathy after 20 years. It’s the leading cause of blindness in patients ages 20 – 74.
The good news is that early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up can reduce your risk of vision loss by as much as 95%. Here are four ways to help protect your eyes from the potentially devastating effects of diabetes:
• Schedule yearly visits with your ophthalmologist for a complete dilated fundus exam
• Keep good control of your blood sugar, with an AC1 below 7.0.
• Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
Click here to schedule an appointment with an Eye Consultants of Atlanta ophthalmologist. They are here to help protect and preserve your vision.