Glaucoma and Diabetes
There are many risk factors including age, race, and family history. We offer a new screening and diagnostic test called GDX. This instrument uses a laser to evaluate the thickness and health of the nerve fibers in the back of your eye. It does not touch your eye, is painless and takes only a few moments to get the results. This result is only one piece of information used to diagnose and manage your glaucoma. You may also need other diagnostic tests like visual fields, pachymetry, and retinal photography. Talk to the Doctors today to discuss your risk factors.
We provide dilated eye exams for all diabetics. Diabetes is the number one cause of preventable acquired blindness. People with diabetes should have their eyes dilated every year. We are happy to provide your primary care physician with your exam findings. Remember the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Retinal photography is a great tool to capture any disorders of the retina. Our office utilizes a camera that can photograph through a non-dilated pupil. Some of the reasons we may recommend a photograph are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and glaucoma. Retinal photographs can be compared from time to time to evaluate the progression of a disease.
These are just a few examples of the services we provide to our patients.