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Protecting Your Vision: An Overview of Diabetes and Eye Health

by David Benderson, M.D., Ophthalmologist, Valley Medical Group

Posted on May 24, 2016

Loss of vision is one of the many dreaded complications of diabetes.  Over 5.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes-related retinal disease or diabetic retinopathy. After 20 years of living with diabetes, nearly all type 1 diabetics will have some degree of diabetic retinopathy, as will approximately 60 percent of type 2 diabetics. Some of these patients will experience significant vision loss. 
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Tags: diabetes, eyes, vision
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