Diabetic Eye Exams in Plano, TX

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Your Health, Your Eyes, It’s All Connected

Imagine your body as a complex meshwork of systems all working together, 24/7.

It stands to reason that if one of these systems experiences an issue, it can affect another system somewhere down the line. Diabetes is an issue that works in a similar way.

Diabetes is a common health concern in our country, and it can have a tremendous effect on various aspects of your health, including your eyes.

Sphinx Eye Care can help preserve your vision from diabetes—all you have to do is book an appointment.

How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body produces or uses insulin, a hormone crucial to managing your blood sugar levels. If you have high blood sugar, you may have a higher risk of developing various health complications, including some that affect your eyes.

By examining your retina with equipment like Optos ultra-widefield imaging and Optical coherence tomography, our team can detect potential issues and get to work on finding a treatment that’s right for you.

Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases & Conditions

If you have diabetes, we highly recommend having annual eye exams.

Many eye diseases, including the ones related to diabetes, can develop without noticeable symptoms. However, when symptoms do develop, they may be permanent.

Taking your prescribed medications, managing your weight, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related eye diseases. Nonetheless, we still recommend annual eye exams to help protect your vision.

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases you may develop if you have diabetes.

There are two stages to this disease:

  • Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy causes the retina’s blood vessels to bulge, break, and leak fluid.
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy causes abnormal blood vessels to develop in the retina, creating scar tissue and increasing the risk of retinal detachment.

Diabetic macular edema is an eye condition that can develop due to diabetic retinopathy.

Leaking fluids and blood from your retina cause your macula to swell over time. Symptoms can include blurry vision, floaters, and double vision.

Cataracts are a common eye condition you can develop as you age. However, diabetes can increase the risk of developing cataracts earlier in life.

Cataracts can affect your eye’s clear crystalline lens over time, causing it to develop a hazy, milky color that could obstruct your vision. The only way to treat cataracts is by having cataract surgery.

Please check our LASIK & Cataract Co-Management page for more information on the procedure and how we support our patients through it.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common version of glaucoma, and your risk of developing it nearly doubles when you have diabetes.

Glaucoma affects your eye’s optic nerve. Without treatment, the disease could cause permanent vision loss.

Learn more about the disease and how we can manage it by visiting our Glaucoma Testing & Management page.

Get Help Preserving Your Eye Health

Preserving your eye health and vision is a lifelong process, but you can always rely on our team to provide the help you deserve. Protect your sight today and book an appointment.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 8941 Coit Rd, Suite 200
  • Plano, TX 75024

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday:
    9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday:
    9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday:
    9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday:
    10:00 AM 6:30 PM
  • Friday:
    9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    By Appointment
  • Sunday:

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