Diabetes & the Eye

What causes Diabetic retinopathy?

It is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Through dilated pupils, a physician can directly visualize abnormal blood vessels, retinal swelling and retinal hemorrhages. In advanced cases, new blood vessels develop and, if left unattended, they will bleed and cause severe loss of vision. 

Our specialists at Shami Eye Center are equipped to treat all of the medical and surgical diseases affecting the vitreous, macula, and retina for patients of all ages. 

We use the most advanced tools in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. In addition to the most effective therapies, we use the most up-to-date injections & surgical procedures. 

 

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