Diabetic Retinopathy

Conquering Diabetic Retinopathy: Your Guide to Expert Care at Grand Strand Retina, Myrtle Beach

Welcome to Grand Strand Retina, where our mission is to provide exceptional care and advanced treatment options for Diabetic Retinopathy, a prevalent complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. With a focus on serving the communities of Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet, our team of specialists is committed to offering personalized care that addresses the unique challenges of managing eye health in diabetic patients.

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the blood vessels in the retina, leading to potential vision loss in individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This damage can manifest as leakages of fluid, blood, and fat into the retinal tissue, reminiscent of rusted pipe springing leaks. Without timely intervention, Diabetic Retinopathy can escalate to other serious eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and even blindness.

Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy at Grand Strand Retina

Our approach to managing Diabetic Retinopathy involves a thorough understanding of its stages, from Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR), characterized by varying degrees of severity, to the more advanced Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR), which involves the growth of abnormal blood vessels and can lead to significant vision loss.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Many individuals may not notice symptoms in the early stages of Diabetic Retinopathy. As the condition progresses, symptoms such as blurry vision, floaters, loss of central vision, and difficulty seeing colors may emerge. At Grand Strand Retina, we utilize advanced diagnostic tools, including dilated eye exams, fluorescein angiography, fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT), to accurately diagnose and assess the severity of the condition.

Treatment Options Tailored for You

Our treatment strategies for Diabetic Retinopathy include:

Why Choose Grand Strand Retina?

At Grand Strand Retina, you’re a patient and part of our family. We understand the complexities of managing Diabetic Retinopathy and are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care. Our team of experts is here to guide you through every step of your treatment plan, ensuring that you receive the support you need to maintain your vision and quality of life.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one is dealing with Diabetic Retinopathy, let the team at Grand Strand Retina help. Serving Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet, we’re here to offer the advanced care and support you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards better eye health.

Our Current Location

14361 Ocean Highway Suite 2B
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Tel: (843) 651-3937 Fax: (843) 651-3940

Our Second Location

1021 Cipriana Drive, Suite 220
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Our Future Location

4310 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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