It’s National Diabetes Month and Oregon Eye Specialists is building awareness about the disease. Follow our blog for informative articles to educate yourself about Diabetes and the impact on your vision.
People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal new blood vessels grow on the retina. All of these changes can steal your vision.
See how some diabetes-related eye diseases can affect your vision with the Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) Vision Simulator: PDR Vision Simulator
PDR is the growth of new blood vessels on your retina. These new blood vessels can bleed inside the eye. A few new specks or spots floating in your vision could mean you have PDR.
Talk to your Oregon Eye Specialists provider if you have concerns about diabetic conditions and your vision.
Shared from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.