If you have eye problems related to your retina, there is no finer place you can go to than The Regina Retina Group of Washington. We have 26 doctors on staff, who are all experts and compassionate in treating the broad range of retinal and macular disorder problems. When you need laser eye surgery in Capitol Hill, or other treatment related to diabetic retinopathy, you can be completely relaxed knowing your vision is in the capable hands of one of our fine doctors. Among are highly-regarded doctors is Dr. Frank A. Spellman at our Capitol Hill practice.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease that is found in connection with patients who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is also the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetes is known to cause damage to the blood vessels of the retina in some patients who have diabetes. When this disorder is allowed to progress and get out of hand, blood vessels of the retina will begin to swell and leak fluid. Or else, abnormal new blood vessels can begin to grown on the surface of the retina, and theses can also bleed and ultimately cause retinal detachment. Both of these patterns cause vision problems; in order to have good vision a patient must have a healthy retina. One way to correct problems with diabetic retinopathy is to have laser eye surgery in Capitol Hill.
Early stages of diabetic retinopathy may not cause you to have any noticeable changes to your vision. But, if allowed to go undiagnosed and untreated, this condition can eventually lead to vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy goes through several stages as it develops and affects vision loss. All patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at risk for this sight-stealing diseases. Luckily, in most cases we can treat diabetic retinopathy with eye surgery in Capitol Hill to prevent its progression. This serious condition should be screened for at least once a year though a comprehensive dilated eye exam. The better control a patient has of his or her blood sugar levels, the less likely they are to have eye, kidney or nerve problems. Once there is macular edema, you will benefit from grid laser surgery treatment. Laser procedures are performed in our office; you will not feel any pain or discomfort. If you would like to meet with one of our experienced doctors regarding the health of your eyes, contact us today at The Retina Group of Washington.