Diabetes seems to be almost epidemic lately. There isn’t a day without a dozen or more patients diagnosed with this disease in our chair. Most patients with good glycemic control lead normal lives and have little to no visual problems. It is important to remember that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S., however, and to never take the disease lightly. We photo-document all diabetic patients as a baseline and then compare this image over time to look for blood vessel changes. We have a great relationship with all local family physicians and endocrinologists and will communicate your findings to your diabetic care doctor at each checkup in our office.