We treat Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy can be treated and we are skilled surgeons. Routine annual examinations are especially crucial if you have Diabetes. We can see the signs of the disease in your eye even if you haven’t noticed any vision loss. By the time you notice the change, it could be too late to correct. The bottom line is if you have Diabetes you need to schedule a comprehensive eye exam every year.
We can prevent vision loss if we catch it early.
We perform a test called fluorescein angiography. Put simply, we inject dye into the body and take pictures as the dye passes through the retina.
What are the symptoms of Diabetic retinopathy?
If you have Diabetes and have any of these symptoms please schedule your appointment with us as soon as possible.
- Difficulty reading.
- Double vision.
How do we treat Diabetic retinopathy?
- Once we have determined how far the disease has progressed we can use laser surgery to seal off the leaking blood vessels. It is painless and takes only minutes to perform.
- We may, instead, wait to see if the cloudy vision dissipates on its own. If it doesn’t, we can perform a vitrectomy. This removes the blood that has been leaking into the eye.
- Lasers may also be used to purposely eliminate the area of the retina that is not necessary for vision.
- The newest treatment is called Lucentis, which is an injectable medication that was just recently approved by the FDA.
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Give us a call for your free consultation on the way to perfect vision. With our team you can feel completely safe and secure with all your visual needs. We understand there are many places you could choose to buy glasses or contact lenses for yourself and your family but we also know that once you meet our staff, you'll never step foot in another optometrist's office again. Henderson Eye Care wants to be sure the windows to your soul are 20/20.