21st Oct, 2015

Reducing Risks for Diabetic Retinopathy

Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking

These risk factors are often a direct result of poor management of diabetes and become more worrisome the longer you have the disease.

If you are diabetic and have begun to notice changes in your vision, call the San Diego ophthalmologists at California Retina Associates – (760) 352-7755 or (619) 425-7755 – to schedule an eye examination today.

Reducing Your Risks for a Complete Loss of Vision

Diabetic retinopathy will result in a complete loss of vision if not treated, but avoiding the condition altogether is the preferable option. You can do this by managing your diabetes. This includes controlling blood sugar levels, choosing healthy and nutrient dense foods, and getting plenty of exercise every day.

If diabetic retinopathy treatment becomes necessary, our experienced ophthalmologists offer a range of options to address the disease at various stages. However, it is always best to contact us at the first symptoms of vision difficulties to help ensure successful treatment.

Are you experiencing diabetic retinopathy symptoms? Please contact California Retina Associates today to schedule an appointment at one of our San Diego area offices.

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