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November 2012 – November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 2012 – November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

PecoraroJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, November 1, 2012- Diabetes is the leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people under age 65, and is the second leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people over age 65.

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month, and Russell Pecoraro, MD, Ophthalmologist at Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical, and surgical technology for taking care of this disease. Dr. Pecoraro states, “diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration dominate my practice and are prevalent in North Florida.”

He continues, “If you have diabetes, it’s important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels, and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination.”

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons offers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Surgery, Medical Retina, Diabetic Eye Disease and Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma Surgery, LASIK Surgery, Cosmetic Eye Procedures, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Eye Exams. In addition, they offer Routine Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, and Boutique Eyewear for the entire family.

Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have offices in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. If you would like more information about Clay Eye, please contact (904) 272-2020.

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