The answer is a definite YES!!
Diabetes and Macular Degeneration are the leading causes of permanent vision loss in the US and have significant hereditary links. That means that if someone on your Mother’s or Father’s side of your family have either condition, then there is a higher risk that you could develop the same condition.
There is some good news about this consideration, though. Newer diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities available now can help minimize the devastating effects to our eyes. If there is a concern about an ailment inside our bodies or heads, we have been able to utilize cat scans or MRIs to better diagnose the condition. Now, an exciting new technology called optical coherence tornography (OCT) allows us to do the equivalent with our eyes.
We use this technology everyday to look inside the retinas of our patients to find concerns developing before there is permanent vision loss. So, if you or a family member has diabetes or macular degeneration, you should have your eyes evaluated where this type of technology can be utilized to safeguard your eyesight. Give us call today so that we can minimize your worry!. by record low unemployments.