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diabetic retinopathy

THE HEALTH EXAM YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED

Some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why Eye Associates of South Texas and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge all healthy adults to get an eye exam at age 40, even if their vision seems fine. Early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to happen at this age.

HOW COMMON IS DIABETIC EYE DISEASE?

About one in three people with diabetes who are older than age 40 already have some signs of diabetic retinopathy....

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that can cause vision loss and blindness in people who have diabetes. It affects blood vessels in the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye)....

PREVENT DIABETIC EYE DISEASE IN 5 STEPS

If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts....