An eye examination with a focus on complications that result from diabetis is suggested for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes – or are even borderline – even if they have not noticed any changes in their vision. Fluctuations of a patient’s blood sugar may not be immediately evident to the patient, but can often cause physical changes within the eyes.
During a diabetic eye examination, Dr. Wise will check the patient’s eyes for retinopathy (retinal tissue damage, hemorrhaging), as well as other retinal defects that may go undetected without the dilated examination. The best way to prevent many of these complications is to have one’s eyes examined annually.