Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Those with diabetes, or an elevated risk of diabetes, should seek regular dilated eye exams. This should be done even though they may not be experiencing problems with their vision.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that often accompany diabetes and often and increased rate of development. These include cataract (clouding of the eye’s lens), glaucoma (increase of fluid pressure inside the eye leading to optic nerve damage and loss of vision), and diabetic retinopathy (the most common diabetic eye disease).
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What is a Cataract?
Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the eye’s naturally clear lens.
Cataract development is a normal process of aging, but cataracts can also develop from eye injuries, certain diseases, or medications. With improved techniques, cataract surgery is done in about ten minutes or less under local anesthesia with no hospital stay and is one of the most successful procedures performed in the United States today!
Dr. Gregory H. Scimeca employs sutureless, small-incision cataract surgery, a state of the art procedure that involves making a 3 to 4 millimeter incision on your eye’s surface to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant.
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