- Date September 4, 2022
Diabetes affects the smallest blood vessels of your body first and some of the smallest blood vessels are in your eyes, fingers, toes, and kidneys. Increased sugar in the bloodstream causes the blood vessel walls to become weak and leaky. If blood leaks from the vessel it causes damage that leads to nerve damage, tissue damage, and can cause irreversible vision loss.
If you have diabetes, you need to be aware that this disease puts you at a greater risk of developing vision problems. Make sure you stay on top of your eye health by scheduling annual diabetic eye exams at MedX Optical. If required a referral will be sent to the retinal specialist.