Diabetic Retinopathy Exams

Monday, December 3, 2012

Diabetic Retinopathy Exams

Diabetic Retinopathy exams are extremely important as patients with diabetes develop changes in the blood vessels throughout the body, causing poor circulation. This is reflected in the eyes, specifically in the retina and in the retinal blood vessels. It is important that diabetics have a dilated eye exam at least once a year to look for abnormalities of the retina.

This is called diabetic retinopathy. Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes will need to be seen more often if they are starting to show diabetic changes in the retina. There are varying degrees of diabetic retinopathy. We use a combination of the dilated eye exam, OCT testing and dye tests to determine if a patient needs treatment. Modern treatments are aimed at trying to preserve good vision. Treatment methods that your Ophthalmologist may use include laser, injections and surgery. Preserving good vision and a healthy lifestyle requires early detection and early treatment.

If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with diabetes and need an eye examination, contact D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937 to schedule an appointment. You may also request an appointment at facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare or visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care.

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice in Athol, Lancaster, Gardner and Acton that serves the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.