Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common eye disorder amongst Diabetic patients
You may not notice any symptom in early stage but at an advanced stages you may have following symptoms
• Blurred vision
• 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.
A Comprehensive Eye Examination is required to diagnose a case of Diabetic Retinopathy
• VISUAL ACUITY
• SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION
• DILATED FUNDUS EXAMINATION
• APPLANATION TONOMETRY – To see if there is increase in Intra ocular pressure (one of the complication of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.