Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Exams & Tests

Monday, November 2, 2015

Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Exams & Tests

To preserve eye health and avoid vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, patients should be their own advocates in having regular scheduled dilated eye exams and testing as recommended by their ophthalmologists. Depending on whether there is evidence of diabetic retinopathy, retinal circulation problems of swelling, the eye examinations for diabetic retinopathy need to be thorough and when necessary include advanced testing such as retinal photography, fluorescein angiography and ocular coherence tomography (OCT) in order to really document how the retina and it’s blood vessels are functioning, Depending on the severity and the risk of progression of each patient’s diabetic retinopathy we will advise them of the frequency and intervals for their exams. But, patients with diabetes need to know that it is terribly important to keep their appointments.”


Vision loss from diabetes and especially catastrophic vision loss from diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with early detection, diagnosis and treatment. If you or someone you know has diabetes or even elevated blood sugar levels they should work to prevent diabetic eye disease and problems with regular eye exams by calling Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group, Google+ or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule an appointment.