One of the leading causes of blindness is due to diabetes. Dr. Hassenpflug spent seven years working with the largest diabetic population in the world. During his time working at a Native American Hospital, he became very experienced with managing and examining patients with diabetic retinopathy. He has had the opportunity to lecture around the country and internationally on diabetic eye disease. Dr. H will perform a comprehensive dilated eye exam, including digital retinal photography, and is very passionate about educating his diabetic patients on the ocular and systemic risks of elevated blood sugar.