Glaucoma and Diabetes
So, You Have Diabetes. What Does That Mean For You?
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common disease of the eye which results from the dysfunction in the eye’s drainage system that leads to irreversible blindness. Clogging of this drainage system eventually results in an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) which damages the eye’s delicate structures, especially the nerve responsible for vision (optic nerve).
Free Glaucoma Testing with initial paid consultation ($197) includes Visual Fields and/or Optic Nerve Scans, worth $77 each!
You May Be At Risk
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. People with diabetes have a higher risk of getting this blinding disease . Unfortunately, glaucoma is a silent disease. There are no symptoms until it’s too late. And there is NO CURE. When the damage is done, it’s permanent.
You Can Protect Your Vision by early intervention. Get Tested. The National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends that people with diabetes get a dilated eye exam at least once a year.
A common complication of diabetes is diabetic eye disease.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of sight-threatening eye problems that people with diabetes may develop. Glaucoma is one of these diseases.
[Source: Glaucoma Research Foundation]
Early Detection and Proper Treatment Can Potentially Save Your Vision
Primary open-angle glaucoma cannot be prevented. It is not curable and vision lost, as a result of optic nerve damaged, cannot be regained. By the time you notice something is wrong with your vision, the disease is already quite advanced and blindness is no longer impossible. The only way to protect yourself from this disease is to get screened for glaucoma. The earlier it gets detected the lesser the complications and treatment expenses.
If you have DIABETES you are twice as likely to develop GLAUCOMA as other adults.
Glaucoma Testing Doesn’t Hurt
Glaucoma TYour first visit may include thorough examinations of your optic nerve and visual field using state-of-the-art technology. Both exams are simple and painless, and only take a short time to perform. Absolutely no poking, cutting or painful, burning drops!
Allow up to two hours for your visit. Dr. Richardson takes pride in the thoroughness of his exams and will take the time to answer your questions.
For a limited time, you can have your eyes tested for glaucoma FREE! Yes, FREE! Your payment for the initial visit and consultation of $197 gets you Visual Fields and/or Optic Nerve Scans, worth $77 each! That’s a HUGE Savings of up to $154!
Getting An Appointment
Dr. David Richardson is offering Free Glaucoma Testing with Initial Paid Consultation! That’s a saving of $154! We offer same-day or next day appointment. For the convenience of our clients, we are also open on a Saturday. No referrals required!