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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

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 utilizing the latest eye care technology 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.

Treatments for diabetic retinopathy include replacement of the inner gel inside the eye (called a vitrectomy) and different kinds of laser surgery. A recent clinical trial also suggested that better control of blood sugar levels slows the onset and progression of the disease in many patients.

Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website.

Yearly Diabetic Eye Exams

The best way to prevent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is to make Diabetic Eye Exams part of your routine health care. Ask us about annual eye exams for diabetics — free with a Saskatchewan health insurance card.

Request A Diabetic Eye Exam

COVID-19 update

Effective March 23, 2020, the provincial government mandated the closure of all optometric clinics. Until further notice, we can offer EMERGENCY eye care services only!!

What is an emergency?
•recent onset of eye pain
•recent onset loss of vision
•flashes of light or floaters
•eye infections
•chemical splashes to the eyes
•foreign bodies in the eyes
•recent onset swelling of the eyes

If you aren’t sure if your situation is an emergency, please reach out to us via messenger on our Facebook page, or text or call Dr. McLaughlin @ 306-240-9771

We are here to help!