lasik eye surgeon in Newport Beach providing vision correction, contact lens, eye surgery, and eye glasses
lasik eye surgeon in Newport Beach providing vision correction, contact lens, eye surgery, and eye glasses
  Newport Eye Center diabetic retinopathy Eye Surgeon
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Diabetic Retinopathy results from diabetes, as you might guess. This occurs when the diabetes weakens the blood vessels inside your eye. These weak blood vessels leak fluid into the retinal area. To compound matters, your eye may seek to offset the loss of blood by growing new blood vessels. Often, under these conditions, these new vessels are distorted and don't function properly - thereby compounding the problem. If you are also a smoker and/or have high blood pressure, these conditions can combine with the diabetes to make your diabetic retinopathy worse.

Diabetic Retinopathy isn't easily spotted by victims. There is no pain or other outward signs - like bloodshot eyes, for instance. Over time you may notice gradual blurring or some vision loss. The symptoms might even come and go - thereby leading you to a false sense of security. In severe cases, diabetic retinopathy will cause extremely clouded vision and permanent blindness.

How can you deal with Diabetic Retinopathy?

Again - regular eye health care checkups at our Newport Beach eye clinic are imperative. Once a year is a minimumů but your eye doctor may want to see you 2 or even 3 times if a potential condition is detected. The best way to combat diabetic retinopathy is to control the factors leading to it. Work on the diabetes, particularly if it is the adult onset type. With proper diet and exercise, you can get your weight back under control and improve your vascular systemů all of which reduce blood pressure. Also, keep your eye on blood sugar levels. Finally, if you are a smoker - decide once and for all if your eyes are more important than cigarettes. If your eyes are the most important, quit smoking and stay a non smoker. This may be easier than you think if you work with a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Our Newport Beach, CA Eye Center has the most modern eye diagnosis equipment available for detecting and treating these diseases before they cause permanent vision loss in our local citizens up and down the coast. But all of this equipment is worthless if its not used. We can't stress enough how important it is to establish a regular schedule of eye tests and checkups. Most of these diseases are not noticeable by you until significant damage has occurred.

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Dr. Arthur Astorino is an Orange County, CA based Lasik eye surgeon in Newport Beach, CA providing eye exams, vision health checkups, and eye and vision maintenance. The Newport Beach Eye Center provides a number of refractive surgery procedures including Lasik, CK, and ReStor lens. Also provided are contact lens and eye glasses for vision correction to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona del Mar - CdM, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, Newport Coast and Costa Mesa residents. Conditions treated include Glaucoma, ADM - or Adult Macular Degeneration, Dry Eyes, and other common eye ailments.  

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