Category Archives: Diabetic Eye Health

How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Diabetes can have a significant impact on your eye health. If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of contracting cataracts early and the risk of contracting glaucoma doubles. However, one of the biggest adverse effects of diabetes on your eyes is severe loss of vision – a problem called diabetic retinopathy. This involves […]


Diabetes and Eye Care

Diabetes is a chronic condition defined by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin on its own. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects millions of Americans who suffer from the disease. Changes in blood sugar levels can often lead to an increased risk of this disease, which damages the small blood vessels that […]

  • Posted on: Oct 6 2014
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Special Concerns for Diabetic Patients

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 25 million Americans living with diabetes today.  And, while we typically associate the condition simply with high levels of blood sugar, the problems don’t just end there.  Diabetes can have far-reaching systemic effects as well.  These include high blood pressure, heart disease and for the purposes […]

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YAG laser vitreolysis (floaters)

  • Posted on Jan 15, 2020
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At Shammas Eye Medical Center, Dr. H. John Shammas and his team can provide Southern California area patients with solutions for their vision health. When patients .... . . read more

Is pink eye dangerous or damaging if left untreated?

  • Posted on Dec 15, 2019
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If you woke up this morning and have red, itchy eyes that crusted and painful, you may have conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as “pink eye,” .... . . read more