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Diabetic Eye Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Diabetic Eye Disease: Keeping Your Vision Healthy with G&G Eye Doctors, Optometry & Optical - Cambridge

Living with diabetes requires vigilance when it comes to overall health. One important area to prioritize is your eye health, as diabetes can increase your risk of developing diabetic eye disease. At G&G Eye Doctors in Cambridge, we understand the importance of comprehensive eye care for our diabetic patients.

This post will serve as a resource for those with diabetes, or those who care for someone with diabetes, by outlining the symptoms, treatment options, and preventative measures for diabetic eye disease.

Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This damage can lead to a variety of vision problems, including:

  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing floaters (dark spots or squiggly lines)
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Loss of central vision
  • or Sudden Permanent vision loss

The Importance of Early Detection

The earlier diabetic eye disease is detected, the easier it is to manage and prevent vision loss. Here at G&G Eye Doctors, we recommend that our diabetic patients schedule comprehensive eye exams every year or earlier if indicated. These exams will include a dilated eye exam, which allows us to see the back of your eye in more detail.

Treatment Options for Diabetic Eye Disease

There is no cure to reverse damage and vision loss from diabetic eye disease, but there are treatments available to slow its progression and prevent further vision loss. These treatments may include:

  • Blood sugar control: Maintaining good blood sugar control is the most important step in preventing and managing diabetic eye disease.
  • Laser treatment: Laser therapy can be used to seal leaking blood vessels or prevent new blood vessels from growing.
  • Injections: Anti-VEGF medications injected into the eye can help reduce swelling and improve vision.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat diabetic eye disease.

Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

The good news is that there are steps you can take to help prevent diabetic eye disease:

  • Maintain good blood sugar control: This is the most important step in preventing diabetic eye disease.
  • Schedule regular eye exams: Call G&G Eye Doctors in Cambridge today at (519) 622-1115 to schedule your appointment or Book Online at
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking can all help to reduce your risk of diabetic eye disease.

G&G Eye Doctors: Your Partner in Eye Care

At G&G Eye Doctors, Optometry & Optical, we are committed to providing comprehensive eye care for our patients, including those with diabetes. Our team of experienced eye doctors uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat diabetic eye disease. We understand the importance of clear communication and will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to keep your vision healthy.

Don't wait to schedule your eye exam! Call G&G Eye Doctors in Cambridge today at (519) 622-1115 to schedule your appointment or Book Online at to prioritize your eye health and vision.

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