Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the small blood vessels in the eyes. Diabetes can cause vision in your eyes […]
Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina.
“During rotations as a medical student, I witnessed a cataract surgery that changed the life of a veteran for the better,” said Dr. Vic Khemsara, ophthalmologist at Summit Eye Care, PA. “At that point, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field and help change people’s lives in the same way.” Today, […]
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects of insulin secretion and/or increased cellular resistance to insulin. Type 1 diabetes mellitus results from destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas which accounts for about 10% of all diabetics in the United States. This can lead to absolute […]
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common type of diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of vision loss in American adults. Diabetic retinopathy is primarily caused by changes in the retina’s blood vessels. At first, you may not notice any changes in your vision, but over time the disease can worsen and cause blindness. Diabetic […]