Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition when a diabetic persons blood sugar gets too high. High blood sugar levels start a series of events which end in damaged blood vessel walls. As such, the blood vessels begin to leak fluid or bleed, causing the retina to swell and form deposits know as exudates. Vision can be lost if these spots are not watched and treated. Dr. Janot will carefully examine the back of your eyes to follow and manage this and other important eye diseases. Particularly helpful in following diabetic eye disease is the Optomap Retinal Exam. Dr. Janot follows his diabetic patients very closely and, if there is any threat to the vision, will help coordinate any visits necessary to a retinal specialist. There are newer, excellent treatments today for diabetic retinopathy so that vision may be kept for as long as possible.