Where can I get a second opinion?

Diabetic Retinopathy: eye condition connected to diabetes that involves the blood vessels in the retina structure in the eye

 
 

Authorities on the Subject

If you are looking to understand the science behind Diabetic eye conditions, it's important to check-in with the most trusted online resources. 

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is a critical resource to the general public about the formation, prevention and treatment of Diabetic eye conditions.

The Mayo Clinic also provides additional useful information regarding risk factors and expert Q&A. 

 

Typical Functional Implications

A person with diabetic eye disease generally experiences blind spots in their vision, reduced acuity (or sharpness) in vision, and day-to-day fluctuations in their vision. These characteristics all have enormous implications for safety and independence, and a VRT Assessment can help you overcome them with personalized goals. 

 

Medical Specialists

An ophthalmologist is a Medical Doctor (MD) who performs surgical operations. A optometrist, or Doctor of Optometry (DO), can provide you with a DR diagnosis and recommendation for surgery. It's important to speak with you doctor if you've experienced any changes in your vision.