Diabetes

About 10% of Americans have diabetes and about one-third of those are undiagnosed.

Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetes is a disease of small blood vessels. During an eye exam, a doctor is able to visualize these blood vessels and check for signs of leaking, or retinopathy. Often, Diabetic Retinopathy does not have visual symptoms. Not all Diabetic Retinopathy requires treatment but, if it does, there are treatments to stop blood vessels from leaking and help prevent visual impairment. Early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy and timely treatment reduce the risk of vision loss; however, as many as 50% of patients are not getting their eyes examined or are diagnosed too late for treatment to be effective. Everyone with diabetes should have their eyes examined at least once per year.

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Eye Clinic North Hibbing

P: (218) 263-3633
F: (218) 729-2445

2016 1st Avenue
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Eye Clinic North Virginia

P: (218) 741-5886
F: (218) 729-2445

413 Chestnut Street
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm | Friday: 9am-4pm

Eye Clinic West Duluth

P: (218) 624-1804
F: (218) 729-2445

405 North 57th Avenue West
Duluth, Minnesota 55807

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm