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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopaty Treatment in Bardstown, KY.

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 eyesight—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.

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Covid-19 Update    4/25/2020

We are so pleased to announce that we will start seeing patients again for routine care on Monday, April 27th.  While we transition into the new normal, we want to make sure that you know what to expect when entering our office and to know that we are taking extra precautions for the safety of our patients and staff.  We also have several patients on a waiting list that we must accommodate 1st, but please feel free to call the office to schedule an appointment at 502-349-2020.  You can also schedule appointments and access new patient forms at www.cecilfamilyeyecare.com.

A few things that are necessary to follow CDC and state guidelines, as well as minimize risks, are listed below:

Rest assured that we will do everything we can to take care of your needs, in a safe and clean environment.  We appreciate your support and patience during this unprecedented time. Please call or text the office at 502-349-2020 with any concerns or questions.

Stay safe and healthy!

Cecil Family Eyecare