Managing Diabetes Could Save Your Eyesight
Our eyes rely on their delicate blood vessels. These blood vessels can become blocked and damaged by high blood sugar caused by diabetes, which can lead to diabetic eye diseases like retinopathy or macular edema. Because of this, diabetes is the single leading cause of blindness in Canada.
Annual eye exams are essential for monitoring eye health in patients with diabetes, which can mean the difference between healthy eyes or permanent vision loss. Eye exams are also a useful tool for detecting undiagnosed Type 1 or 2 diabetes.