Do you or someone you love have diabetes? If so, did you know that every diabetic individual needs a yearly dilated retinal examination? This is true even if you have no vision problems. The retinal hemorrhaging associated with diabetes has no symptoms at first, but once vision is affected it becomes much more difficult to treat. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people under age 65. It is the second leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people over age 65. However, if you take good care of your blood sugars and see an eye doctor on a regular basis there is no reason to lose any vision to diabetes. Dr. Nancy Holekamp, Director Retina Services, at the Pepose Vision Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The Pepose Vision Institute has the latest diagnostic, medical, and surgical technology for taking care of diabetic retinopathy.