Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop the condition, as it is often the result of poorly controlled blood sugar. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness affecting all diabetics, and increases the risk of blindness if left untreated.
Hyperopia is the medical term for farsightedness. It refers to a vision condition in which things at a distance are easier to see than things up close. Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of directly on it. Although hyperopia is a common vision problem, people experience farsightedness differently. For some, there are no noticeable problems with their vision and for others vision can be blurred at any distance near or far.
Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. In fact, many are painless and you may see no change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. While some eye problems can be minor, others can cause vision loss. As you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions that include low vision, dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration.
Our San Diego vision care center was created with the intent, to transform your visit into an experience. From the second you walk in, you will feel a sense that we are a team of people who truly care about your eye health and vision care needs. The environment we have created for our patients is unlike any other.