Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, the walls of the blood vessels in your retina weaken. Diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina. These damaged vessels then leak fluid or blood into the retina. This the most common type of diabetic retinopathy.
Keep blood sugar under control.
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
As diabetic retinopathy progresses, new blood vessels may grow and threaten your vision. Because the new blood vessels are weak they can break open and cause blood or fluid to leak into the middle part of your eye in front of your retina and cause a significant change in your vision.
- Any diabetic who has blurred vision, flashes or floaters should be seen promptly by his/her eyecare specialist.
- Laser surgery
- If a retinal detachment or vitreous hemorrhage occurs because of the weakened vessels, surgery can be done to fix these problems.
In order to have our services easily accessible, we make ourselves available in a number of Chicago area locations, each site organized to support only the care of retina patients. All offices are open Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00p.m. We are also available after hours and on weekends, by appointment, for those patients unable to come during regular hours.SEE ALL LOCATIONS