11/1/2017 - 11/30/2017  

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

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Diabetes can lead to a wide variety health complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease, and vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. Diabetes is a risk factor for developing glaucoma, as well as for developing cataracts, but the most common and debilitating vision problem experienced by diabetics is diabetic retinopathy.

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Diabetic Retinopathy treatment is based on what your ophthalmologist sees in your eyes. Treatment options may include:

Controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure can stop vision loss. Carefully follow the diet your nutritionist has recommended. Take the medicine your doctor prescribed for you. Sometimes, good sugar control can even bring some of your vision back. Controlling your blood pressure keeps your eye’s blood vessels healthy.

One type of medication is called “anti-VEGF” medication. This helps to reduce swelling of the macula, slowing vision loss and perhaps improving vision. This drug is given by injections (shots) in the eye. Steroid medicine is another option to reduce macular swelling. This is also given as injections in the eye. Your doctor will recommend how many medication injections you will need over time.

Laser surgery might be used to help seal off leaking blood vessels. This can reduce swelling of the retina. Laser surgery can also help shrink blood vessels and prevent them from growing again. Sometimes more than one treatment is needed.

Vitrectomy If you have advanced PDR, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery called vitrectomy. Your ophthalmologist removes vitreous gel and blood from leaking vessels in the back of your eye. This allows light rays to focus properly on the retina again. Scar tissue also might be removed from the retina.

Do you have diabetes and need an exam for eyeglasses? Changes in blood sugar levels can affect your vision. Make sure your blood sugar is under control for at least a week before an eye exam. Eyeglasses prescribed when your blood sugar levels are stable work best!

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If you have any further questions feel free to call our office 530-529-1750

11/2/2017 - 12/31/2017  

Local Red Bluff Events

Held yearly on the first Friday and Saturday in November, the Historic Downtown Red Bluff ArtWalk is held in conjunction with the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association’s Holiday Open House. Participating businesses and venues exhibit works by local artists and host receptions in their honor so the public may meet and talk with the featured artists.

This event is free to the public.

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"Joy to the World" is the theme for this years Red Bluff Christmas Parade. The Parade is on Saturday, November, 25th at 5:30 PM.

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