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Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health, Too

According to a 2018 CDC study, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. This disease not only puts your entire health at risk but also your ocular health. Diabetes can raise the risk of developing various eye diseases and conditions, some of which can lead to vision loss.

Because of this risk, we recommend any person with diabetes undergo annual eye exams. By taking a proactive approach to your eye health, we can diagnose issues early and allow you to preserve your vision.

When was your last eye exam? Please, book your next appointment with us today.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body manages your blood sugar levels, which can lead to various health problems with your heart, teeth, and eyes.If you have diabetes, you may have to manually manage your blood sugar by injecting insulin, a chemical created by your pancreas. Insulin acts as a sort of “key” that allows the sugar in your blood to enter your cells. Without insulin, the sugar stays in your blood and leads to health problems.

Eye Diseases Connected to Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease directly related to diabetes. While living with diabetes, the blood vessels in your retina may slowly deteriorate due to excess levels of sugar in your blood. Over time, these vessels start to break and leak blood and other fluids into your retina, causing permanent vision loss.

In severe cases, fragile blood vessels may form to compensate for the broken ones. However, these new vessels can also break, possibly leading to severe issues for your retina, like scarring or retinal detachment.

Diabetic macular edema is an eye disease that occasionally occurs alongside diabetic retinopathy. As your retina’s blood vessels leak fluids, these fluids can start to build up your macula, a part of your retina responsible for your central vision.

Over time, the macula swells and deteriorates, affecting your ability to read, drive, and recognize faces.

Open-angle glaucoma is one of the most common types of glaucoma, and diabetes can double the risk of developing it.

Open-angle glaucoma occurs when intraocular pressure rises over time due to blockages in your eye’s drainage system, damaging your optic nerve.

Cataracts are a common eye condition, considered to be the leading cause of blindness around the world. If you have diabetes, you are 5 times more likely to develop cataracts, which causes the crystalline lens of your eye to become rigid and opaque.

Our Team Is Ready to Help

Manage the threat diabetes poses to your vision. We are ready to help you find the solutions you need to maintain clear vision and healthy eyes. Please, book an appointment with us today.

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Midtown Reno

Find us S Arlington Avenue. Access our parking from Marsh Avenue, just south of our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

West Reno

Find our location on the NE corner of South McCarran Blvd. We offer spacious parking around our entire building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

South Reno

Find us right next to Sierra Pediatrics. We offer parking behind our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Carson City

Find our location in beautiful Carson City Plaza. Parking is plentiful around our building!

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Lake Tahoe

Find us at the Kingsbury Center. We offer plentiful parking in front of our location.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM6 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Fallon

Find our Fallon location right on Maine Street. Parking is available in front of our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM1 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us S Arlington Avenue. Access our parking from Marsh Avenue, just south of our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our location on the NE corner of South McCarran Blvd. We offer spacious parking around our entire building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us right next to Sierra Pediatrics. We offer parking behind our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our location in beautiful Carson City Plaza. Parking is plentiful around our building!

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us at the Kingsbury Center. We offer plentiful parking in front of our location.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM6 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our Fallon location right on Maine Street. Parking is available in front of our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM1 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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