There are many side effects and complications that can emanate from Diabetes Mellitus. One of the complications hits the eyes and is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. The symptoms may be pretty mild and can go on to cause complete vision impairment in the long run. Spots and the appearance of dark threads are some of the most common symptoms.
HOW IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
A dilated eye examination is the best way to diagnose the condition. In ophthalmology, the test is almost immediately prescribed if you are a diabetic patient. The doctor may also test your general vision, measure your eye pressure to check for glaucoma and also look for any evidence of cataract.
HOW IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY TREATED?
The main form of treatment for this ailment includes focal laser treatment which can stem the leakage of the blood and fluid into the retina. Scatter laser treatment and a vitrectomy can also be used to remove the scar tissue that tugs at the retina.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early treatment is the best way to prevent vision loss.