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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When to Consider Surgery for the Treatment of Cataracts

  • Posted on Aug 15, 2019
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Cataract surgery is sometimes an option for patients who have moderate to severe cataracts that are negatively impacting their vision and their quality of life. At .... . . read more

How to Correct Astigmatism with Premium Toric Intraocular Lens

  • Posted on Jul 15, 2019
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At Shammas Eye Medical Center, we can evaluate patients to determine if they are a good fit for a variety of procedures. For example, patients who .... . . read more