Diabetic Eye Disease

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Diabetic Eye Disease Services in Norcross

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect individuals with diabetes, potentially leading to vision impairment or blindness if not properly managed. At Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, Georgia, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease. Contact our eye clinic practice today and discover effective solutions for managing dry eye symptoms.

Definition: 

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that can affect individuals with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. These conditions occur due to damage to the blood vessels in the retina or other parts of the eye caused by high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes.

Causes:

  • High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
  • Diabetes can also increase the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma due to changes in the eye’s structure and fluid dynamics.

Symptoms:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Fluctuations in vision
  • Dark or empty areas in the field of vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Eye pain or pressure
  • Floaters or spots in the field of vision

Diagnosis:

  • Comprehensive eye examination, including visual acuity test, dilated eye exam, and intraocular pressure measurement
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging to assess the retina and macula
  • Fluorescein angiography to evaluate blood flow in the retina
  • Tonometry to measure intraocular pressure

Treatment:

  • Management of diabetes through medication, diet, and lifestyle modifications to control blood sugar levels
  • Intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF medications to reduce swelling and leakage in the retina
  • Laser therapy to seal leaking blood vessels and reduce abnormal blood vessel growth
  • Vitrectomy surgery to remove blood or scar tissue from the eye
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Encouragement to Visit Our Practice: 

At Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, Georgia, our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease. Schedule an appointment with us today to receive comprehensive eye care and preserve your vision for years to come.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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