In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. Diabetes can cause devastating eye diseases which require laser or surgery. Macular degeneration is caused by a breakdown of the macula, which is the central portion of the retina. Comprehensive yearly eye examinations are important in detecting macular degeneration as the symptoms of the disease often go unnoticed. Early detection of macular degeneration may prevent further vision loss, since treatment is often most effective when started early. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam using advanced ophthalmic equipment that includes a complete examination of your retina, color photos and advanced OCT imaging of the retina. Afterwards, we will discuss your treatment options; if needed, patients can see our Board-certified retina specialist in office.