Diabetes can affect your entire body, especially your eyes. Damage typically starts with a few hemorrhages on the back lining of the eye, which is called the retina. These hemorrhages usually do not affect your vision, so you could have damage and not even know it. As the retinal damage progresses, it can lead to a loss of vision and other eye problems such as glaucoma. If you have diabetes, it is important to get a comprehensive eye examination at least once a year, and more so if you have any retinal damage. Contact us today for an appointment for a comprehensive diabetic retinal evaluation.