Patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that damages the blood vessels in the retina—the back layer of the eye that is sensitive to light. Damage to the retina and vitreous, the gel inside the eye, can lead to impaired vision and blindness. This disorder causes most cases of blindness in Americans aged 25 to 70. And about 85% of people with diabetes will experience some degree of vision loss because of their disease.
Ophthalmologists in our section are experts in all aspects of diabetic eye care. They are highly skilled at surgeries to repair and reverse damage caused by diabetic retinopathy.
Our physicians also treat disorders of and injuries to the vitreous and the retina, including retinal detachment.