At The Diabetes Assocation of Jamaica we now offer Retinal Screening for all patients whether Diabetic, Hypertensive or known history of high Cholesterol.
Diabetic Retinopathy damages to the blood vessels in the retina and is the leading cause of blindness in adults. So therefore it is a very serious, vision-threatening complication of diabetes.
The longer a patient has diabetes the more likely it is that they will develop his condition.
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common of the diabetic eye diseases. It often has no early symptoms; however, the disease often progresses unnoticed until it affects vision.
Bleeding from abnormal retinal blood vessels can cause the appearance of “floating” spots.
These spots sometimes clear on their own. Vision loss usually cannot be restored but that vision loss can be prevented or minimized with early detection.
Early treatment is essential!
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