Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that results from damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).

The longer you have diabetes, and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy. At first, the disease may cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. Eventually, however, diabetic retinopathy can result in blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy Vision Loss example

Click here to visit the Mayo Clinic website to read more about Diabetic Retinopathy.


Diabetic patients at Vincett Eye Care receive the following services:

OptoMap — with this quick and painless digital test, your doctor can benchmark your retinal health and assess changes to your retina.  The area of the retina your doctor can view is superior to any other ophthalmic digital camera system.

OCT — a specialized test conveniently available at our office that provides your doctor a high-definition, three-dimensional scan of your retina for clinical assessment.  The OCT allows your doctor to detect swelling of the macula that can cause visual loss with diabetes.

Co-management — your eye doctor will share your results and vision status with your primary care doctor and/or diabetic endocrinologist.  Should you require specialized intervention, he or she will refer to a retinal specialist carefully selected by our professional staff.