Category Archives: Diabetic Eye Care

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Three Facts To Know About Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that results from high blood sugar. Consistent elevation of blood glucose levels affects blood vessels in the retina, causing them to leak. Initially, the fluid that escapes the weakened blood vessels distorts vision. Over time, though, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Additionally, diabetic retinopathy can contribute to other serious… Read More »

Can I Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially serious condition that can ultimately lead to blindness. It develops when a person’s blood sugar is frequently or persistently elevated. When blood glucose levels are too high for too long, the retina and surrounding blood vessels can sustain damage. This happens because the blood vessels in the eye are very… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 15 2021
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This is How Diabetes can Affect the Eyes

Diabetes is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people in our country. It is a complex disease that can impact every part of the body, including the eyes. Eyecare is especially important for people with diabetes because this condition can cause changes in the tiny blood vessels in the eyes. An ophthalmologist can monitor… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2020
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What is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

Diabetes is a common health condition in which the body does not produce the necessary insulin hormone to regulate blood sugar. When sugar (glucose) levels remain consistently high or vary from high to low, a person becomes susceptible to an array or secondary health conditions. Those that can affect long-term vision include glaucoma, cataracts, blurry… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Diabetic Eye Exam Canton, OH

Diabetes Affects More than the Retina

Diabetes can have extensive consequences to general health and wellness. For men and women who have trouble regulating blood sugar, it is vital that a strong partnership with healthcare providers be fostered. The team at Roholt Vision Institute performs diabetic eye exams on a yearly basis for patients with this condition, and cooperates with other… Read More »

What Blurry Vision May Have to Do with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs in the body’s metabolic system. This condition describes the lack of insulin production or the poor systemic use of this chemical. Because insulin is vital to the metabolism of sugar, and every cell in the body needs a certain amount of sugar to function properly, metabolic health is something… Read More »

Diabetic? Here’s how to Manage Eye Health

People with diabetes are in constant management mode. They must keep blood sugar at a consistent level in order to preserve the functional operations of various parts of the body. The eyes are a particular concern for diabetics, as the tiny blood vessels in ocular tissues and structures such as the retina can sustain damage… Read More »

Diabetes And Your Eyes

There is a strong connection between diabetes and the health of your eyes. Learn more about common eye conditions that may be affected by diabetes. Eye Infections Diabetes weakens your immune system, which means you can be more prone to eye infections. Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, and replace makeup often to… Read More »

Are You Hispanic and Diabetic? Come Visit us at Roholt Vision!

One of the serious complications that can arise from diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. This can result when the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye) swells, leaks or shuts down completely, or in some cases,  a new set of abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. During… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2014
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Are You At Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy, by and large, happens when the blood vessels in your retina are damaged resulting to vision problems. Although it is correct to say that people with diabetes and elevated blood sugar levels are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, we often educate our patients here at our Ohio cataract center that there are specific… Read More »

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