Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month of November

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue in the eye. Some early symptoms can include floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. Blindness can also occur if left untreated.

The best way to diagnose a diabetic patient is by having an Optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan. This scan will provide us photos of multiple layers of the retina so that the optician can see the health of the eye beneath the surface.

The OCT uses light waves to take images of your retina just like how an ultrasound scan uses sound waves. The scan is done on both eyes one after the other. It is completely painless, however, you will be flashed by the bright light given off in the machine, as if you have had your picture taken by a professional camera, but this will quickly disappear in a few seconds.

We recommend that you have an OCT scan at least once a year so that your optician can have data on your eye health over a period of time. This can also indicate early signs of eye conditions, making it much easier to treat and manage.

You can book your Diabetic Eye Exam today, as well as your OCT Scan along with your eye exam. You can book an appointment on our website.

Thank you for choosing Eyecare Leaders and we wish you good health and the well-being of you, and your family.

Author
Michael Nguyen Manager at Eyecare Leaders Pearland

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