Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of Diabetes Mellitus. If left undetected and untreated, this can lead to severe and catastrophic vision loss. All patients with diabetes should have regular eye exams, and diagnostic testing, in order to detect changes in the small blood vessels of the retina that may indicate the need for treatment, even if there is no vision loss! Damage to the small blood vessels in the retina cause diabetic retinopathy. This is the most frequent cause of new blindness among adults ages 20-74 years old. However, with regular eye exams, early detection of diabetic retinopathy can prevent or halt vision loss in many cases. We are able to perform in-office diabetic eye exams and diagnostic testing as well work with your primary care physician and retina specialists to be certain you have access to care you might need including non-surgical injection treatment with Lucentis®, Eylea® or other medications, laser treatment and surgery if needed to help maintain your vision and prevent vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.