Diabetes affects all aspects of a patient’s life. The eyes are extremely vulnerable to diabetic damage because diabetes is a vascular disease and we have high blood flow going through our eye tissue. Diabetes can lead to blindness.
Dr. Ton recommends that all diabetic patients get their diabetic eye exam at least once a year. A diabetic eye exam includes getting your eyes dilated so Dr. Ton can examine your retina for blood vessel damage and bleeding. Photos of your retina will be taken with our digital retinal camera.
Because quality of care requires good communication between all your doctors, Dr. Ton will send a report of your eye exam to your diabetic doctor.