The optical department in Upper Arlington will be closed for remodeling on Friday, May 17th, and Monday, May Attention Patients: Fraudulent Phone Calls Alert
It has come to our attention that some of our patients have been receiving suspicious phone calls from individuals claiming to be from our office and asking for personal information. Please be aware that these calls are not being made by our practice. We take your privacy and health very seriously and would never request personal information over the phone in this manner.

If you receive a call that you believe to be fraudulent, we recommend that you hang up immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly using our official phone number listed on our website or provided to you during your visits. Remember, protecting your privacy and health is our top priority. If you are ever unsure about the legitimacy of a call claiming to be from our office, always err on the side of caution and contact us directly.


Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes comes with a lot of potential complications, one of which being the eyesight. Specifically, Diabetic Retinopathy requires swift attention and treatment.

At Northwest Eye Surgeons, we aim to detect and provide timely diabetic retinopathy treatment to our patients. This eye disease occurs as a result of blood vessel damage in the retina due to high blood sugar levels, leading to initial symptoms of impaired central vision, retina detachment, and eventually, irreversible loss of eyesight.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment: Causes and Risks

Being the primary cause of blindness among adults aged 20 to 74, diabetic retinopathy treatment is a major focus of our services. It’s a common threat to patients with Type 1 diabetes and affects over 60% of those with Type 2. Diabetic retinopathy treatment becomes particularly important the longer the blood sugar levels remain uncontrolled.

Without annual eye exams, symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may go unnoticed until the late stages. For any potential signs such as floaters, blurriness, difficulty perceiving colours, or dark areas of vision, our team of surgeons at Northwest Eye Surgeons are ready to assist.

Our Approach to Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

While no cure is currently available for diabetic retinopathy, early detection can lead to successful treatments. This includes careful management of diabetes through a healthful diet and active lifestyle. Depending on the severity of the stage of retinopathy, our experienced eye surgeon will discuss options, including injections, laser treatments, and surgery.

The goal of any diabetic retinopathy treatment is to maintain the existing vision level and avert further deterioration. In early diagnosis instances, treatments may even enhance vision quality.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or specifically with diabetic retinopathy, we invite you to make an appointment at our Columbus office — the premier source for optimal diabetic retinopathy treatment.

Yearly Eye Exams for Diabetic Retinopathy

While early stages of the disease may exhibit no symptoms, it accentuates the importance of yearly eye exams. This proactive step can lead to early treatments and increase chances of maintaining a healthy vision.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

Aside from regular checks, staying alert of early symptoms like floaters, blurriness, difficulty perceiving colours and dark areas of vision could signal the need for diabetic retinopathy treatment.

At Northwest Eye Surgeons, we ensure to offer both, treatments for careful management in the early stages and advanced treatments for severe cases. Don’t let the fear of blindness impede your vision, approach us for professional and specialized diabetic retinopathy treatment.


Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases blindness in adults from 20-74 years of age.


Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured.


Early in the disease, patients may be symptom free which underscores the importance of annual exams.


Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor.


Early symptoms include floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. Blindness can occur.


Mild cases may be treated with careful diabetes management. Advanced cases may require laser treatment or surgery.

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