Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. Diabetes is also an epidemic in the Rio Grande Valley. As diabetes progresses, the blood vessels inside the eye become damaged and inefficient. Only an eye doctor can examine the inside of your eyes to determine if diabetes has damaged your eyes. Annual fundus examinations (diabetic exams) are recommended for anyone with diabetes. A diabetic eye exam involves the dilation of your pupils with dilating eye drops. Dilating your eyes may cause blurry vision and light sensitivity. For these reasons, we recommend that you bring someone to drive you home after your diabetic eye exam. If you or a family member have diabetes, we recommend that you schedule a diabetic eye exam with one of our doctors. At the end of the evaluation you may request a letter be sent to your family doctor or endocrinologist explaining the results of the exam.
Dr. Gary L. Ahlman graduated from Hebron High School in Hebron, Nebraska. Dr. Ahlman then attended the University of Nebraska where he studied pre-optometry. Dr. Ahlman then completed a Bachelor of Optometry and
Dr. J. Chris Buentello was born in McAllen and raised in Pharr, Texas. After graduating from PSJA North High School, he studied at Baylor University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Dr.
Dr. Lorena Flores-Hernandez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from PSJA High School, Dr. Flores-Hernandez attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where she graduated
Dr. Navarro was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Thomas Kelly High School, he studied at the University of Texas-Pan American where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in
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