November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

BOSTON (November 01, 2017) – New England Eye Center wishes to remind all patients with diabetes to have an annual diabetic eye exam to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working–age Americans. Many people do not notice the early symptoms of diabetic eye disease until their vision has been permanently damaged. Patients with diabetes are at high risk for Diabetic retinopathy, as well as glaucoma, and cataracts. Here are some of the many things that diabetic patients can do to minimize or prevent eye disease:

o  Have a dilated eye exam every year
o  Keep blood sugar (glucose) under control
o  Take medication as prescribed
o  Exercise regularly
o  Quit smoking
o  Eat a healthy diet

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more at:

National Eye Institute