At Vision Eye Max, LLC, we have been providing residents of Richmond, Fulshear, and Katy, TX with reliable optometry services for many years. Many of our patients first visit our office when scheduling diabetic eye exams. Dr. Pham is a board-certified Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma specialist. Dr. Pham and her team also provide testing for cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. These tests are extremely important if you have diabetes, which can increase your risk of glaucoma and cataracts among other health complications.
Diabetes affects your body in many different ways and can have pronounced effects on the eyes. High blood sugar due to diabetes causes cataracts, glaucoma, and blurry vision. Diabetes can also damage your eyes by attacking the blood vessels on the retina at the back of your eyeball. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy. Conditions such as diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. If you have diabetes, it is important to schedule regular diabetic eye exams, as they allow our optometrist to intervene before vision loss is allowed to occur.
Diabetic eye exams are most important because diabetes-related conditions can go undiagnosed for years if the patient doesn’t show any symptoms. While diabetic eye diseases can be managed, vision lost due to them cannot be recovered. Thanks to diabetic eye exams, it is possible to catch these problems in the early stages and reduce the risk of vision loss by 95%. While administering this test, our optometry team will use a yellow dye to outline the blood vessels in your retina, allowing our optometrist to easily determine whether or not the blood vessels have been damaged. When identified in the early stages, retinopathy can be treated via laser treatments, or a minor surgical procedure called vitrectomy.
At Vision Eye Max, LLC, we have years of experience protecting the eyesight of our patients in Fulshear, Richmond, and Katy, TX. With a simple diabetic eye exam, our optometry team will observe your retina to prevent irreversible damage to your vision. For more information on diabetic eye exams, the symptoms of diabetic eye diseases, or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today at (281) 969-3931