Diabetes is the second leading cause of vision loss in the US. Understanding the disease can help preserve your health and your vision. Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to Retinal and Vision problems which can be referred to as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when your blood vessels in the Retina begin to hemorrhage or leak. Fluid in the Macula (responsible for your central vision) can build and cause blurred, distorted vision. Could this be cause for alarm? Sure. Should you panic? No. This is when the expertise and guidance of your team of doctors come in to play.
When should you seek the help of your eye care professional? Anytime you suspect something is just not right.