Diabetic Retinopathy Care In Las Vegas
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Why should you choose Dr. YESnick for your Low Vision evaluation and care?
World renowned Low Vision Specialist with patients from Nevada and international.
Dr. YESnick and his team have the largest private practice in Nevada, with a dedicated driving school for low vision patients and a low vision non-profit.
Our low vision team is at the cutting edge of technology and innovation offering OrCam, Esight, CentraSight, Virtual Reality Driving training with Bioptic Telescopes and much more.
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This condition occurs when blood vessels change in the retina, in some cases causing blood vessels to swell or leak fluid. Blood vessels may also close off completely, or a process called neovascularization may take place, in which new and abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina, causing it to wrinkle, seriously damaging your vision.
When blood sugar levels get too high for too long, it is possible that damage will be done to the blood vessels that supply blood to the retina. Over time this damage will cause the blood vessels to begin leaking fluids, causing swelling and other damaging effects to the eye.
This is called non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), and is the earliest form of the condition. Dr. YESnick explains, “Although most people with NPDR do not experience any ill affects to their vision, a number of serious complications are possible in which NPDR could do significant harm. Macular edema is a major complication related to NPDR.”
“Because of the potential irreversible damage that can be done to the eye, and the difficulty of treating diabetic retinopathy, the best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is to prevent it altogether,” warns Dr. YESnick.
“Keeping your blood sugar under control is a very important part of this, but it is just as important to have frequent comprehensive eye exams so that if signs of retinopathy emerge, treatment can be begun immediately.”
With significant vision loss it can become challenging to complete common daily tasks including reading, writing, cooking and housework, watching television, driving or even recognizing people.
When low vision is diagnosed it can come as a shock. Initially, it is an adjustment to learn how to function with impaired vision but the good news is there are numerous resources and products available to assist. Because low vision often results in one’s inability to work, function independently, drive and resume normal life, many patients feel isolated and depressed.
- Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
- Blurred vision
- Fluctuating vision
- Impaired color vision
- Dark or empty areas in your vision
- Vision loss
Your low vision doctor will show the different options to help you achieve maximum independence and vision.
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Look no further for quality eye care for the most challenging vision and medical conditions. Dr. David YESnick is your place to receive professional, compassionate and personalized optometric services. It’s no wonder why patients journey from all over the world every year for an appointment with Dr. YESnick.
In addition to our loyal patients from Las Vegas, we boast patients who return to Dr. YESnick each year from all over the U.S., including Hawaii, Florida, California, Wyoming, Arizona and Colorado. On the international scene, we attract patients from exotic locales, such as Brazil and Panama-South America.
We diagnose and treat the following eye diseases and conditions:
Astigmatism, Cataracts, Contact Lens, Diabetic Care, Dry Eye, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma Care, Lasik, Macular Degeneration, Myopia Control, Presbyopia, Juvenile Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa and much more...
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- Eye Med
- First Health
- One Health
- Superior Vision
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
- Hometown Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Davis Vision
- MES Vision
Dr. YESnick is the founder of the YESnick Vision Center, a multi faceted low vision center including a low vision driving school, a low vision non-profit, and a low vision center. In addition to his low vision practice, Dr. YESnick boasts the largest private optometry practice in Nevada.
- Out of all the optometrists in Nevada, only 10% are glaucoma certified. Dr. YESnick is one of the few optometrists with this high level qualification.
- Less than ten optometrists treat patients with Low Vision, and Dr. YESnick is one of them. He has been caring for individuals with Low Vision for over a decade.
- Dr. YESnick is passionate about helping residents of Las Vegas with diseases such as macular degeneration that cause low vision. Together with his wife Sandy, they run a non profit for those who cannot afford treatment for low vision.