Get Help Managing Your Eye Health
Your eyes are inextricably linked to your health, and certain health conditions can have a direct effect on your eyes and vision. Diabetes is one of these conditions.
Diabetes can increase the risk of several eye diseases and conditions, potentially affecting your vision if these issues aren’t managed early enough. Our team has the tools and technology to detect diabetic eye problems and can allow you to manage them before they damage your vision.
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What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body processes blood glucose, commonly known as blood sugar.
Depending on the type of diabetes you have, your body could have difficulty producing or using insulin, the hormone needed to process blood sugar. As a result, you may have a higher risk of developing health issues with your heart, teeth, and even your eyes.
Complications Linked to Diabetes
Your family physician can diagnose diabetes, but we can also detect it during comprehensive eye exam.
Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your retina, increasing your risk of developing several eye diseases and conditions. If you have high blood sugar, you may even experience bouts of blurred vision.
Our team can detect diabetic eye diseases during an eye exam:
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that develops when high blood sugar damages your retinal blood vessels, causing them to bulge, break, and leak fluids into your retina. Early stages of diabetic retinopathy often begin without noticeable symptoms, but it can still lead to vision loss if it’s not managed.
In severe cases, diabetic retinopathy can create scar tissue on your retina, increasing your risk of retinal detachment.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic retinopathy can also lead to diabetic macular edema, an eye disease that occurs when fluids pool in your macula, the part of your retina responsible for providing your central vision.
Over time, your macula can swell, leading to permanent vision loss, affecting your ability to read, drive, and recognize faces.
Open-angle glaucoma is one of the most common types of glaucoma, and diabetes can double your risk of developing it.
Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page for more information on open-angle glaucoma and other glaucoma types.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Diabetes increases your risk of developing them and at a younger age.
Cataracts develop as proteins on your eye’s lens clump together, causing the lens to develop a hazy, milky color that can impair your vision. Glasses or contact lenses can help correct mild cataracts, but only cataract surgery can remove the cataract for good.
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Managing your eye health starts when you book an eye exam. We’re ready to help you today!
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Our practice is in the Lake Elsinore Town Center shopping plaza between the Threading Lounge and Union Acupuncture Clinic. We offer plenty of parking with accessible options out front.
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- 32245 Mission Trail, Suite D4
- Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed