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Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness in patients aged 25-74 years old in the United States. Diabetes has specific manifestations in the eye that result from damage of the small blood vessels in the retina, resulting in leaky blood vessels or abnormal blood vessel formation. Both of these abnormalities can permanently compromise your vision and are referred to as diabetic retinopathy. Having diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye conditions. If you have diabetic retinopathy with certain characteristics, specific laser or medical treatments are available that can prevent progressive vision loss. It is important for people with diabetes to be seen annually for eye examinations to determine if or when treatments should be performed. You may not realize that your eyes have been affected until the damage has progressed. The doctors at Athens Eye Associates can identify problems like this early in the disease process, if you have a diabetic eye exam on a regular basis. We work with your primary care doctor to ensure your diabetes is optimally managed and that retinopathy is prevented or managed appropriately.

Become a New Patient

We specialize in cataract surgery, premium lens implants, macular degeneration, glaucoma treatment, and diabetic eye care. We would love to become your vision care provider. We accept most insurance plans. We also offer extended hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. And we are open on the first Saturday of every month from 9 am until 1 pm for your convenience.

After you have scheduled your appointment, you will need to complete the necessary patient forms to bring with you on your appointment day. If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact our office at (706) 549-7047 during normal business hours and we will be happy to help you.