Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Diabetic Retinopathy

Nice young lady came to the clinic last week for an emergency. Unfortunately, she had suffered some bleeding inside her one eye because of diabetes. Her other eye had evidence of some bleeding within the retina which had fortunately not spread yet.  Hopefully, the blood will either clear in a few weeks time or one of our retina specialists will be able to remove the blood with surgery. Once cleared, the specialist can then treat the eye with laser in order to prevent future bleeding and vision loss.

Her visit serves as an important reminder to folks with diabetes to have regular visits with their primary care doctor to ensure good blood sugar control. Also, diabetics need to have yearly dilated eye exams to help prevent the sort of eye problems I detailed above today.