DIABETIC RETINOPATHY – Brazosport Eye Institute

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new blindness in adults. In most cases, vision loss from diabetes can be prevented or restored if caught in time. Patients are wise to have routine exams with treatment before their vision becomes blurry. Patients with diabetes should be examined at least once a year. Laser eye surgery is often needed to prevent vision loss. And clear vision does not mean that the disease is absent.