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Overview of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy involves swelling, leaking or abnormal growth of blood vessels in or near the retina. There are multiple stages to this disease, the earliest of which may not present any symptoms you can see.
 
Symptoms you can see include dark or black spots in your vision that increase over time, or severely blurred vision due to bleeding within the eye.
 
That’s why comprehensive eye exams are so important when thinking about diabetes and eye sight—both type 1 and type 2 diabetics are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, and the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop some form of the disease.
 
A recent clinical trial also suggested that better control of blood sugar levels slows the onset and progression of the disease in many patients.
 
 
 

Hello from Dr. Jurgensen & Associates

For the safety of our patients and staff, we will be postponing all non-emergency routine exams.

Our office will be limiting our hours during the next few weeks, but we will be here so you are able to pick up glasses and contact lenses, assist you in ordering contact lenses, and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Our office hours for the next few weeks will be:

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 10 am-4 pm

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 10 am-4 pm

Friday: closed

Saturday: 9 am-12 pm

We appreciate your support during this time.