November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

Mobile diabetic eye diseaseNovember is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Although November is quickly coming to a close, it's important for patients to remember year-round how diabetes can impact their vision.

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of the disease. Diabetic eye diseases may include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy (most common)
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

Because diabetes can lead to various eye conditions, there are several different symptoms you should watch for. Some of the most common symptoms of diabetic eye disease may include:

  • Floaters
  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Drastic change in vision in one or both eyes
  • Blindness

The only way to detect diabetic eye disease is through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Dr. Christopher Walton and our experienced team can help you if you're experiencing vision problems. To fully determine if you have a diabetic eye condition, Dr. Walton will meet with you in person to conduct a comprehensive eye exam. Together, we will work to detect these diseases as early as possible, administer timely treatment and personalize your follow-up care to help prevent further vision loss.

If you are in the Mobile area and would like to learn more about how our board-certified ophthalmologist can help you, give our office a call at 251-341-3385 to schedule your initial consultation.