Cumberland, MD’s Diabetic
Eye Disease Specialists
Offering Treatment and Diagnosis for Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic eye disease affects individuals with diabetes, and it encompasses several issues. If you have diabetes, it is important that you schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable and skilled ophthalmologist, such as Dr. Wendye VanBrakle at Queen City Ophthalmology. Dr. VanBrakle is here to diagnose and treat your diabetic eye problems through comprehensive eye exams and personalized treatments to meet your needs.
To learn more about how Dr. VanBrakle can help you, or to schedule an appointment, contact Queen City Ophthalmology. Located in the Johnson Heights Medical Building, 625 Kent Ave, Suite 201, we provide convenient care to Cumberland, MD, and the surrounding areas.
Call us today: (301) 722-2050.
What is Diabetic Eye Disease?
The most common form of diabetic eye disease is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a change in the blood vessels in your retina. In some cases, your retinal blood vessels may swell and leak, while in others, blood vessels will grow on the surface of your retina. Usually, diabetic retinopathy will affect both eyes.
Both types of the disease cause severe vision loss, and sometimes “floaters” in your vision. A skilled ophthalmologist can detect diabetic eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy with a comprehensive eye exam. At Queen City Ophthalmology, we want your vision to be as clear as possible, so if you have diabetes, schedule a regular appointment with our team of experts.
Treatment Options for Diabetic Retinopathy
You can trust Queen City Ophthalmology with the treatment of your diabetic eye disease, such as diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Wendye VanBrakle and her team will work with you to create a treatment plan that works best with your eye problems and your needs. To prevent your diabetic eye disease from getting worse, make sure you control your blood sugar levels, and make sure your blood pressure and blood cholesterol are at good numbers.
As your diabetic eye disease progresses, you may need to undergo treatments that your ophthalmologist will discuss with you to determine which option is best for you. Treatment options include laser surgery, vitrectomies, and ocular injections.