Vision loss from the effects of diabetic eye disease including diabetic retinopathy may be preventable or minimized with diligent regular eye exams for those with diabetes. nike air max command nike air max 90 Although there is no cure for diabetic eye disease, annual eye exams for diabetes patients are essential to help slow the progression of the disease. new balance gris asics gel lyte Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age and affects more than 25 million people in the United States-and is increasing! Almost 8 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy-and is increasing!

Prevent Blindness America has designated November as National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. nike air max command soldes nike flyknit As part of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, The Eye Clinic of Texas urges people with diabetes to have a dilated eye exam every year. Fjallraven Mochilas timberland roll top pas cher The longer a person has diabetes, the greater his or her risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. Soldes Louboutin timberland pas cher However, diabetic retinopathy does not only affect people who have had diabetes for many years, it can also appear within the first year or two after the onset of the disease.

Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetic Eye Problems

In addition to having regular eye examinations and testing at the direction of your eye doctor, patients can help to reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease by not smoking, controlling their cholesterol and lipid profile and blood pressure, as well as working to eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables and exercising.

If you or someone you know has diabetes or even elevated blood sugar levels they should work to prevent diabetic eye disease and problems with regular eye exams by calling The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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