At the Retina Specialty Institute, our mission is to help patients throughout the Gulf Coasts of Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama achieve and maintain clear vision for a lifetime. We're proud to offer a range of high-quality ophthalmology treatments to reach that goal, but education is an equally important part of promoting eye health. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it's an occasion that we take very seriously at our practice. Although, diabetes awareness may not seem overly relevant to an eye care clinic at first glance; the truth is that you may be surprised how much impact diabetes can have on your eyes and vision!
Diabetes awareness is certainly important, but what does it have to do with eye health? As it turns out, quite a lot. When diabetes progresses past a certain point, it can cause diabetic eye disease: the overarching name for a series of eye conditions that can develop in a patient with diabetes. Diabetic eye disease is primarily caused by changes in blood flow due to diabetes' affect on the tiny blood vessels that feed into the eye. Without proper treatment and management, this problem can lead to the following subconditions:
Raising awareness around diabetes is important, and for us at Retina Specialty Institute, it's critical that we talk about all of the problems that diabetes can cause to your vision relating to diabetic eye disease. The best way to combat diabetic eye disease is through preventive screenings and early treatment, so if you or someone you love has diabetes, regular eye exams at RSI are crucial. We have a wide range of amazing, state-of-the-art locations. If you live in Florida, visit us in Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City. If you're from Alabama, check out our Mobile, Foley, and Fairhope locations. We also have an office in Biloxi, MS!
Want to schedule a vision check-up with an eye doctor in one of our offices? Simply contact us today. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you maintain healthy, clear vision throughout your life!< Back
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