410 Route 34, Suite 218
Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
Enhancing quality of life through advanced ophthalmic care
Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness in America. There are 2 types of diabetes, type 1 and 2. Type 1 most often occurs in children and requires insulin therapy. Type 2 occurs in adults and may require insulin but often does not. Diabetes can predispose to eye diseases such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy, cranial nerve palsies (which cause double vision), and delayed healing following surgery.
It is important for those with diabetes to have a healthy diet lower in sugars and carbohydrates, exercise and monitor their sugar levels. A blood test known as hemoglobin A1C is also important to help determine how well diabetes is managed, as well as blood tests for kidney function. Diabetic patients should see their medical doctor regularly to have their diabetes managed as well as other possible conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Indeed, comprehensively managing all systemic diseases with a doctor, appropriate medication therapy, healthy diet and exercise can greatly help maintain very good overall health and well-being.
As a thorough, comprehensive, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. John Ghobrial is well-suited to provide complete, compassionate eye care for diabetic patients.
We accept insurances from all major companies. You can call us at 732-431-6688 for more information.