Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month from Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions that people in the United States have. This condition can lead to a number of complications including kidney disease, eye disease, and nerve damage. Because it is diabetic eye disease awareness month, there is some important information that everyone should know regarding this common complication of diabetes. Our team from Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry, is here to help everyone in the Las Vegas area learn about diabetic eye disease from an experienced optometrist team.
Management of Diabetic Eye Disease
For those who don’t know, diabetic eye disease is also referred to as diabetic retinopathy. Over the years, the number of cases of diabetes is continuing to rapidly increase. Furthermore, this disease is impacting people at a much younger age than ever before. This means that more people than ever are at risk of losing their eyesight due to diabetic retinopathy. In order for people to manage this condition properly, in addition to seeing their endocrinologist on a regular basis, it is also important for people to work with an experienced eye doctor.
Our doctors will perform a routine eye exam and dilate your eyes regularly. This allows them to get a better look at the structures behind the eye that might be placed at risk due to diabetes. This also gives them a chance to catch problems related to the disease before they start to advance too far and place your vision at risk. It is extremely important that you or any family member or friend you know with diabetes get their eyes checked regularly to make sure that if the disease is causing issues with their eyes, that it is caught early enough to slow the damage, or even reverse it.
Trust the Team at Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry
Diabetic eye disease is a common and serious complication of diabetes. Our team from Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry is here to make sure that everyone in the Las Vegas area has access to comprehensive eye care services that can manage ocular health. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today to schedule an appointment.