Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Eye Disease Management with Eye Care Specialists of Florida

At Eye Care Specialists of Florida, our skilled ophthalmologist and professional team provide comprehensive eye disease management services to patients in Kissimmee, FL. We understand the importance of early detection and proper treatment of diabetic eye diseases to preserve your vision and maintain eye health. Learn more about the various diabetic eye diseases and how our team can help you manage these conditions effectively. 

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Understand Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes, including:

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, and it occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina. This can lead to blurry vision, floaters, and, in severe cases, vision loss.

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

DME is a complication of diabetic retinopathy, which causes fluid accumulation in the macula, the central part of the retina, which is responsible for sharp, clear vision. This can cause blurred or distorted vision.


People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cataracts, a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which can cause blurry or hazy vision.


Diabetes increases the risk of glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to increased pressure in the eye. Glaucoma can lead to vision loss and blindness if left untreated.

Early Detection and Regular Eye Exams

Early detection is essential in preventing vision loss due to diabetic eye disease. Our experienced ophthalmologist in Kissimmee, FL, recommends regular comprehensive eye exams to monitor your eye health and detect any changes early. These exams may include retinal imaging, visual acuity testing, and intraocular pressure measurements.

Treatment Options

The treatment for diabetic eye disease depends on the specific condition and its severity. Some treatment options include:

Blood Sugar Control

Controlling blood sugar levels is crucial in preventing diabetic eye disease progression. Our team can work with you to develop a plan to help manage your diabetes and maintain optimal eye health.

Medications and Injections

For diabetic retinopathy, DME, medications and injections can help reduce inflammation, prevent blood vessel leakage, and slow disease progression.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy can treat diabetic retinopathy and DME by sealing off leaking blood vessels and reducing swelling in the retina.


In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove blood or scar tissue from the eye or replace a clouded lens due to cataracts.

Trust Eye Care Specialists of Florida for Diabetic Eye Disease Management

If you have diabetes and are concerned about your eye health, trust the Eye Care Specialists of Florida experts in Kissimmee, FL, for comprehensive diabetic eye disease management. Schedule an appointment today by calling (407) 483-0328 and let our experienced team help you maintain optimal eye health and preserve your vision.

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