Diabetic Eye Disease

Evaluation & Treatment:

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common eye disorder amongst Diabetic patients

SYMPTOMS:

You may not notice any symptom in early stage but at an advanced stages you may have following symptoms

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• Blurred vision

• Floaters

• Poor night vision

• Washed out colors

• Partial or complete loss of vision

Patients with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye examination every year. Early detection of eye disease - including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma - can prevent vision loss and other complications.

Yearly examination of EYE is recommended for Diabetics

• Type 1 Diabetes- Schedule your examination within 5 years of diagnosis. Then yearly check-up recommended.

• Type 2 Diabetes-Schedule your examination immediately after diagnosis. Then yearly check-up recommended.

• Gestational Diabetes-Schedule your examination with the Ophthalmologist.


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DIAGNOSIS:

A Comprehensive Eye Examination is required to diagnose a case of Diabetic Retinopathy

• VISUAL ACUITY

• SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION

• DILATED FUNDUS EXAMINATION

• ULTRASOUND

• APPLANATION TONOMETRY – To see if there is increase in Intra ocular pressure (one of the complication of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.


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