If you are ever diagnosed with diabetes, your primary care doctor will likely recommend extra close monitoring of your eyes. Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Diabetic eye disease is the number one loss of vision in working-aged adults. High blood sugar can affect every part of the eye, but the most common changes we see are in the retina. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which ultimately leak and damage the retina. We have the latest instruments used to detect changes in the back of the eye. We would look for tiny bleeds in the back of the eye and refer you out for treatment if these bleeds became vision threatening. We have the latest instruments used to detect changes in the back of the eye. The best prevention of vision loss with diabetes is through lifestyle changes and by working closely with your doctor to lower blood sugar of course! Let us help you be healthy today!