Diabetes affects the blood vessels of the entire body, not just the kidneys but also the retina and other structures of the eye. If not detected, these changes can lead to permanent blindness. This is why your diabetes doctor always asks if an ophthalmologist has checked your eyes. At Marmer Medical Eye Center PC. Not only is the retina in the back of the eye directly visualized; but special technology for testing is performed to determine if any early changes from diabetes is occurring beneath the surface of the retina, facilitating early treatment to prevent serious permanent visual loss.
Learn more about the effects and eye damage associated with diabetes. Contact us to book an appointment with our registered ophthalmologist.