Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

The retina is the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain. If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina.

Through a dilated examination, your ophthalmologist can diagnose any diabetic retinopathy and determine if further testing or treatment is needed. There are different stages of diabetic retinopathy that can cause blood vessels in the retina to swell and leak fluid. If those blood vessels eventually close, new, abnormal, fragile blood vessels can form on the retina. Damage to the retina in these forms will cause vision disruption or loss.

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is key to preventing further damage to your retina. More complex cases may require a consultation with our board-certified, fellowship-trained retina specialists.

Why Choose us for Diabetic Retinopathy?

Our fellowship-trained, board certified retinal specialists provide the highest-quality medical and surgical care. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. We strive to provide the best personal care and achieve optimal vision outcomes. Our doctors see patients in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley and work with referring doctors to provide care regionally in Northern Colorado, Eastern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Region, Southern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.

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Meet Our Doctors

Ophthalmologists at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and surgical care.

Patient Testimonials

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If you have a baby with eye problems, this is the place to go and Dr. Patrick Arnold is the man to see. Our nine-month-old son has exotropia and today he had the surgery to help fix it. Everything went as perfectly as any parent sending their baby into surgery could possibly hope for. I’m mostly writing this review as a thank you to the nurses we worked with when we were in there.
Ashlie S.
Pediatrics Eye Care
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I do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and with the dry air, my contact lenses were almost unbearable at times. That led me to looking in having LASIK surgery. The process was smooth and convenient. Now I can enjoy my activities with clear vision and pain free.
Dr. David Sehr
LASIK Surgery
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Dr. Arnold has been our saving grace with our son. We were referred to him by our eye doctor in Cheyenne, WY when we could get to the bottom of why my son’s eye wasn’t healing from what we thought were scratches. He has taken such great care of our son. He is so patient and makes the young patients and their parents feel as ease. So thankful for him.
Jason R.
Pediatrics Eye Care
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As a radiologist, my career depends on my vision. I had always wanted to rid myself of my glasses but was hesitant to take the plunge. After several of my partners had the procedure done and reported great results, I had my LASIK done with Dr. Robinson. After wearing glasses for 35 years, it is wonderful to be able to see the world without them.
Bruce Berkowitz, MD
LASIK Surgery

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