This November Get a Free Eye Check-up For Diabetic Retinopathy At Anil Eye Hospital Thane Branch.
It occurs when elevated blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This damage can lead to vision impairment or even blindness if left untreated. Regular eye exams for individuals with diabetes are crucial for early detection and management of diabetic retinopathy, as early stages may be asymptomatic. Timely intervention, such as laser therapy or surgery, can help prevent further vision loss and complications.
- Poor Night Vision
- Vision Loss:
Diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy involves a comprehensive eye exam, including pupil dilation, visual acuity tests, and imaging techniques like optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography. Regular monitoring and early detection are crucial for effective management.
It can be treated in one of the following ways:
1. Blood Sugar Control
2. Laser Photocoagulation
3. Intravitreal Injections
5. Medication Management
6. Regular Monitoring
Cataract, Glaucoma and Refractive Surgeon, Managing Director - Anil Eye Hospital
Dr Anagha Heroor is the Managing Director of Anil Eye Hospital Group – Dombivli, Palava, Kalyan, and Thane. She is a well-known and one of the most experienced ophthalmologists in India known for her immense ophthalmological work over the past three decades.
Medical Director and Chief Consultant
Dr Deepali Singhal, is the co- founder and medical director of Anil Eye Hospital, Thane. She was awarded the Dr Bodhraj Sabharwal Gold Medal for the best postgraduate student in ophthalmology in 2016 at AIIMS.
Lasik Treatments Done
Treated Cataract Cases Successfully
Eye-related diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. Prolonged hyperglycemia can cause injury to the blood vessels in the retina, which may ultimately result in visual impairment.
Prevalent among diabetics is this complication. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately one-third of individuals diagnosed with diabetes suffer from diabetic retinopathy
During the initial phases, diabetic retinopathy might not manifest any discernible symptoms. Consistent eye examinations are essential for individuals with diabetes in order to detect the condition at an early stage, when symptoms may only manifest.
Although diabetic retinopathy cannot be completely averted, it can be substantially mitigated and its progression slowed through the implementation of lifestyle modifications, medication management, and routine monitoring.
For diagnosis, eye evaluations, including dilation, are crucial. Additionally, imaging modalities such as fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be employed to evaluate the degree of retinal injury.
Treatment is condition-specific. Laser therapy to seal seeping blood vessels, medication injections into the eye, and, in some instances, surgery are all viable options.