diabetic eye care
Diabetic Eye Exams in Westmoreland County & Pittsburgh, PA
The Importance of Professional Eye Care When Diabetic
If you have diabetes, it is critically important that you make and keep your appointments for your regular diabetic eye care examinations. The Center for Sight offers comprehensive diabetic eye examinations and treatments. Our office strongly recommends that our diabetic patients receive the following examinations by a professional ophthalmologist once a year*:
- Professional Diabetic Eye Examination to Look for Early Warning Signs
- Dilated Fundus Examination
- Optical Coherence Tomography
*Some patients at high risk may benefit from more frequent eye examinations.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Unfortunately, the early stages of diabetic eye disease typically have no symptoms. Diabetic eye disease can lead to vision loss and blindness. Therefore, it is important that you receive regular professional examinations to detect the early clinical indications of diabetic eye disease that can be discovered by a professional ophthalmologist.
Dr. Miroya Monsour will thoroughly examine the interior surfaces of your eyes to look for indications of diabetic eye disease that can only be detected with highly specialized equipment.
Diabetic Eye Disease includes:
- Diabetic Macular Edema
- Diabetic Retinopathy
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Symptoms of Advanced Diabetic Eye Disease
As diabetic eye disease advances, the following symptoms may be noted and they typically affect both eyes:
- Blurred Vision
- Dark Areas in Your Vision
- Empty Areas in Your Vision
- Impaired Color Vision
- Vision Loss
- Fluctuating Vision
(Spots, Strings, etc. “Floating” in Your Vision)
Due to the nature of diabetes, your eyes need to be promptly treated to preserve your vision. Your vision is your most important asset. Let us help you protect it.
If you or a loved one have diabetes, please contact the Center for Sight at (724) 744-4009 to arrange for a diabetic eye examination by Dr. Monsour. You can reach our Pittsburgh Office at: (412) 621-7038.