We are proud to announce the opening of our new Kirkland clinic located at 11325 NE 120th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. Our new facility offers us the opportunity to better serve our loyal patients. We are excited and look forward to continuing to serve your needs and work with you in our new space!


Please be aware that our patient portal is currently down. Online Bill pay is still functional and can be found here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes can cause eye problems on many levels. Cataracts can form earlier and glaucoma is more likely, but the main issue is damage to the blood vessels of the retina.

The most severe retinal complication is called proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this case, new blood vessels grow in an attempt to improve blood supply to the retina. They may cause bleeding, scar tissue formation and potentially, permanent vision loss.

The most common form of diabetic vision loss is leakage of fluid in the center of the retina, known as macular edema. Fortunately, we have improved screening tests to detect diabetic retinopathy including retinal photography and scanning devices to painlessly detect these changes at an early stage.

Diabetic Eye Disease


Treatment for diabetic retinopathy has also advanced in recent years and early detection and prompt treatment have demonstrated much improved outcomes in many studies. It is critical to come in at least once per year for a complete eye exam if you have diabetes.