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Diagnosis and management of diabetic eye diseases

  • Diabetes is a major cause of blindness. Diabetes damages the retinal blood vessels resulting in poor blood supply to the retina. This results in poor vision and may lead to growth of new, abnormal blood vessels in the retina. The latter then result in recurrent bleeding episodes and retinal detachment. Diabetes may also result in abnormal leakage of the blood constituents through the walls of the retina blood vessels resulting in retina swelling which causes decreased vision. These changes are collectively called as diabetic retinopathy. Besides diabetic retinopathy, diabetic patients are more prone to develop cataract and glaucoma.
  • Normal vision is not a guarantee that you do not have potentially blinding eye damage if you are a diabetic patient. By the time patients notice changes in their vision, the disease is so advanced it is almost always impossible to recover normal vision even after treatment.
  • The treatment of advanced diabetic retinopathy is very complex and extremely expensive with very little satisfying outcome. For good out come early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
  • At our clinic you can have your eye examined by a retina specialist with many years of experience in the management of diabetic eye diseases.
  • Our diagnostic facilities include:
    • Fundus Photography – take pictures of the inside of the eye in order to document any abnormal findings in the retina like retinal bleeding.
    • Fluorescein Angiography – an examination which is very crucial in the evaluation of retinal diseases like diabetic retinopathy, diseases of retinal blood vessels, age-related macular degeneration and many others.
    • Ultrasound – examination of the posterior part of the eye when the view is occluded by opacities like cataract and bleeding inside the eye
    • Optical Coherence Tomography – the most advanced technology in the evaluation of the retina which shows the minutest changes from any disease – coming soon
  • Our treatment facilities for diabetic eye disease include:
    • Laser treatment
    • Vitrectomy surgery for advanced diabetic eye disease with bleeding inside the eye and retinal detachment
    • Intravitreal injection of Avastin and Lucentis
  • For further information please contact Biruh Vision Eye Clinic