If yes, you are at a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. To decrease the chances of these eye diseases, make sure to follow these guidelines:
Get a dilated eye exam from your eye care doctor once a year.
Control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Control your blood sugar.
Do not smoke.
The doctors at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology are experts at providing diabetic eye exams. If there is a need for treatment, Drs. Gindzin and Gohel are our retinal specialists, and use the most advanced technology available, including lasers, for diabetic eye disease treatments.
Yosef Gindzin, MD
Dr. Gindzin is a fellowship-trained retinal specialist, treating retinal problems such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, and macular pathologies – often using advanced laser techniques and drug therapy. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, completed his retina and vitreous surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and is a graduate of University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gindzin is conversant in Spanish and joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2002.
Parin Gohel, MD
Dr. Gohel is a fellowship-trained retinal specialist using advanced laser techniques and drug therapies to treat age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, and macular pathologies. Dr. Gohel received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine; completed his internal medicine internship at Lahey Clinic-Tufts University and his ophthalmology residency at University of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute; he also completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery at Associated Retina Consultants and Henry Ford Hospital; and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Dr. Gohel joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2014.
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