National Diabetes Awareness Month – Oregon Eye Specialists

Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Diabetes – The disease’s impact on the eyes comes into focus during National Diabetes Awareness Month. Dr. Dinelli Monson, M.D. is an Ophthalmologist at Oregon Eye Specialists with over 10 years of practicing experience treating patients with diabetes and other ocular diseases. “The retina is an amazing, transparent structure that processes light and allows us to see,” she says. “Just like any other tissue in the body, it’s nourished by blood vessels. So, if we have high levels of sugar in the body, it can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina, and then the retina stops functioning as well. “Dr. Monson recently shared with Portland Monthly Magazine information about Diabetic Eye Disease. Read the article here https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2018/10/24/don-t-turn-a-blind-eye-to-diabetes

Did you know that by having a dilated eye exam yearly or more, 95% of diabetes-related vision loss could be prevented? Share these tips with your friends and family to help them save their sight. https://www.oregoneyes.net/top-five-steps-to-help-prevent-diabetic-eye-diseases/

Have a loved one age 65 or older with diabetes? Did you know they are at increased risk for blinding eye diseases? Find out how Eye Care America may be able to help protect their sight! https://www.oregoneyes.net/national-diabetes-awareness-month-why-get-an-eye-exam-to-spot-the-signs-you-cant-see/

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