Diabetic Eye Examination
Diabetes not only affects your overall health, but it can also cause a multitude of vision problems, for example, blurred vision, cataracts, and glaucoma. There are also many ocular health changes that can go unnoticed without having a routine eye exam such as hemorrhages (bleeding) and ischemia (lack of oxygen) in the back of the eye.
Regular screening is important for early detection of treatable diabetic retinopathy. Screening intervals can vary (every 3/6/12 months) depending on your age and type of diabetes.
We will work with your family physician to help monitor and maintain any ocular concerns that may pertain to your diabetes. Assessments with a dilated fundus examination are recommended annually. Further testing to manage your diabetes such as an OCT and visual field testing may be required.