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Diabetic Retinopathy – Importance of Early Diagnosis

Diabetic Retinopathy – Importance of Early Diagnosis | Southern Vitreoretinal Associates

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetes-related eye disease, which could lead to blindness, thus the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Comprehensive dilated eye exams help detect this disease in the early stages, and that is key to treating diabetic retinopathy and controlling or avoiding severe complications.

According to the CDC, these are some symptoms that could indicate that the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage: blurry vision, floating spots in your vision, halos around lights, loss of color vision, or loss of central vision. But since diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms in the early stages, having regular comprehensive eye exams is a simple and effective way to detect signs of the condition before it threatens your vision.

The best way to identify diabetic retinopathy is through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, which allows the eye health professional to view the retina at the back of the eye. Timely eye exams are necessary to take full advantage of the available treatments.

Getting regular eye exams is a key action people with diabetes can take to safeguard their vision, as early detection and treatment is of vital importance as it may prevent vision loss and blindness.

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