How Can I Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema?
Stay on top of your blood-sugar levels, and your eye health will benefit, too.
Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, discusses prevention of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Steps should include regular exams and monitoring blood sugar.
The best way for patients to prevent diabetic retinopathy and DME is to stay on top of their blood sugar. We know that the hemoglobin A1C being 7 or below over the arc of a patient's life will very much reduce their risk of severe vision loss and diabetes.