Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Benjamin can diagnosis and treat diabetic retinopathy.  He uses the latest imaging devices to identify the changes in your eye caused by diabetic retinopathy, and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment. He is a recognized leader in the field of diabetic retinopathy treatment in the state of Illinois.  Our goal is to prevent or halt the vision loss often associated with diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Retinal damage, as a complication of diabetes, is called diabetic retinopathy.  It is one of the leading causes of adult blindness in the United States. There are very small blood vessels inside the retina at the back of the eye.  Diabetes can cause changes, such as fluid leakage or abnormal growth, in these blood vessels. The resulting retinal degradation can lead to complete vision loss.  Anyone diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes has a high risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy.

Comprehensive Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can damage your eye in many ways. The retina is the most common part of the eye that is affected, and when it is, diabetic retinopathy occurs. Often, the early changes to your vision go unnoticed. That is why an accurate diagnosis, at the earliest possible stage is important. The damage that can result from diabetic retinopathy can be caught early with sophisticated imaging technology.  Dr. Benjamin can detect swelling, leaky or blocked blood vessels, as well as the growth of new, abnormal blood vessels before symptoms occur. Depending on the severity of your disease, he may monitor your condition, or recommend a treatment that best meets your needs.


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