Diabetic Retinopathy

  • The most common cause of blindness in working-age adults in the Western World.  

  • Diabetes can affect the entire body, including the eyes, kidneys, heart and brain.   

  • Dr. Pandya says ‘you can lose your toes to diabetes, and your eyes are no different’. 

  • Anyone with diabetes can suffer from blindness, especially if his or her blood glucose and blood pressure is uncontrolled.   

  • Whenever blood flow to the Retina is compromised from diabetes and high blood pressure, the vital tissues of the Retina are subject to damage from a lack of oxygen and nutrients.  

  • The lack of oxygen and nutrients to the Retina may lead to formation of new blood vessels that are likely to ‘break open’ and cause bleeding within the Vitreous gel. 

  • Effectively, uncontrolled diabetes and associated diabetic retinopathy often leads to blindness.   

  • We strongly urge all of Our Patients to seek a primary care physician to help manage their diabetes and high blood pressure.    

  • Our goal is to maximize your vision and improve your quality of life