American Diabetes Month: Save your sight
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. That’s the tissue at the back of the eye through which light and images are changed into nerve signals and sent to the brain, providing vision. Treatment varies, but can include eye surgery.
In later stages, symptoms include blurred vision, floaters in the eye, shadows or gaps in vision, trouble with night vision, and a slow loss of vision over time.
“Diabetic retinopathy is something that we need to catch early because there are studies that show by treating it early, you can really prevent vision loss,” Wang says.
That’s why it’s so important to have regular diabetic eye exams. We offer them.
If you have diabetes, preserve your vision and health by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure, quitting smoking and getting regular eye exams.
BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists has locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Oconto Falls, Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee and Oshkosh. Dr. Wang sees patients in Green Bay and Marinette. To request an appointment, call 877-462-9465 or do so online.
Wei-Chuan Wang, MD, is a fellowship-trained vitreoretinal specialist at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in medical and surgical treatments of macular, retinal and vitreous disorders.