Diabetic Retinopathy

The retina is one of the most important parts of the human eye.

The retina is the light sensitive tissue which lines the inside of the eye.  Light enters the eye and is focused on the eye.  The retina translates these images to our brain and produces vision.

The retina is part of the central nervous system.

Diabetic retinopathy is the eye disease caused by diabetes and occurs in virtually every patient…regardless of sugar control.

Diabetic Macular Edema

This is the most common “complication” of diabetic retinopathy.  Normal retinal blood vessels start to leak fluid and blood into the surrounding retina.  If this leakage is concentrated near or in the macula, vision may be threatened.  Treatment are aimed at reducing the macular sweling.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

This is the potentially blinding stage of diabetic retinopathy.  While it occurs in a minority of patients with diabetes, proliferative diabetic retinopathy can blind by causing bleeding, retinal detachment or neovascular glaucoma.

Prevent Severe Vision Loss

Severe vision loss can be prevented with timely and regular eye examinations.  Every patient with diabetes should be examined at least annually…even if you feel your vision is perfect.

Identification and early treatment of diabetic retinopathy is the key to preventing blindness over your lifetime.

At Burlington County Eye Physicians, we have a Board certified retinal specialist who can monitor and treat patients with diabetic retinopathy.

To make an appointment with our retinal specialist Dr. Vincent Sardi, please contact our office: call 609-877-2800 or EMAIL US.

A message from our Doctors regarding COVID-19

 

In wake of the recent Coronavirus activity, our offices are open for new and existing patients with medical problems. Please call 609-877-2800 to make an appointment. Our optical shops will be closed for at least two weeks. Please call ahead to make sure that your glasses are available for pick-up.

 

Your health and our health are of the utmost importance to us. We are following all CDC procedures and are limiting the number of patients and person-to-person contact within the offices to decrease the spread of the virus. We are committed to serving our community’s eye care needs and medical problems. If you cannot get to the office to see us due to these unforeseen circumstances, Telephone Consultations are available. If you have FACETIME this enhances our ability to diagnose and treat. Our Physicians are On Call 24/7!

 

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