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Sevigny & Associates Eye Care

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Wauchula, Sebring, Lake Placid, & Arcadia, FL 33873
Phone: 863-259-3777

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Solutions for Diabetic Retinopathy

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Developing a medical condition like diabetes can impact the health of your eyes. Due to the impact of the condition on your blood glucose levels, you can notice changes to your vision and your overall eye health. A potential problem that can arise after being diagnosed with the condition is diabetic retinopathy. 

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy refers to a medical condition associated with diabetes. The condition causes damage to the retina of the eyes over a period of time by impacting the circulatory system in the eyes. Essentially, high blood sugar levels directly impact the blood vessels that nourish and maintain the health of your eyes. As a result, you notice gradual changes to your vision due to the damage that occurs.

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Preventative Strategies

Our Wauchula, Arcadia and Sebring eye doctors educate individuals about the risks to their eyes based on their situation. When a medical doctor diagnoses diabetes, we recommend preventative strategies for diabetic retinopathy and other related eye conditions.

The preventative strategies we recommend for diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Careful diet plans that you discuss with your medical doctor based on your specific needs
  • Regular exercise
  • Management of your blood sugar levels through appropriate testing
  • Regular visits to our offices to evaluate potential risks and to catch problems early

Since the condition does not always have obvious signs of a problem, you need to visit our offices regularly to check for potential concerns when you notice that your blood sugar levels remain high despite efforts to manage the levels. You should always discuss your concerns with a medical doctor when you have difficulty managing your blood glucose levels. We offer tests like optical coherence tomography, which is an image test that uses light waves, or electroretinography, which uses an electrode to test your sensitivity to light and changes in light, so that you get appropriate treatment before the condition worsens.

Treatment with Our Wauchula, Arcadia and Sebring Optometrists

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on the severity of the symptoms and your condition. In the early stages, we primarily monitor the progression and take measures to help you recognize potential preventative options that will help limit future changes. 

When the problem causes severe symptoms, we recommend appropriate laser treatments based on the severity of the symptoms and the risk of worsening conditions. We also recommend different vitamins and supplements that can help nourish your eyes and reduce the risk of further damage. In certain situations, we also offer procedures that remove blood and scar tissue from the retina or damaged areas of the eye to prevent further damage and any further loss of vision. Generally, we recommend natural measures to prevent and slow the process before more drastic measures like laser surgery.

Diabetes increases your risk of developing certain eye health concerns. In particular, the high blood sugar levels contribute to damages to your retina that can impact your vision and eventually result in blindness. To learn more about our treatments or to set up an appointment, contact us today.

Locations

Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

735 N 6th Ave
Wauchula FL 33873
Phone: 863-259-3777
 


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

2442 SE Hwy 70
Arcadia FL 34266
Phone: 863-259-3777
 


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

363 US Hwy 27 S
Sebring FL 33870
Phone: 863-259-3777
 


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

27 US Hwy 27
Lake Placid FL 33852
Phone: 863-259-3777


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Sevigny & Associates Eye Care

Wauchula
735 N 6th Ave, Wauchula, 33873, FL
Phone:
863-259-3777

Arcadia
2442 SE Hwy 70, Arcadia, 34266, FL
Phone:
863-259-3777

Sebring
363 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, 33870, FL
Phone:
863-259-3777

Lake Placid
27 US Hwy 27 Lake Placid 33852, FL
Phone:
863-259-3777

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
SaturdayBy Appointment Only
SundayClosedClosed

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