In diabetes mellitus, if the sugar level is not maintained under control with treatment, the blood vessels in the retina become structurally weak and leaky. This results in fluid accumulation in the retina or bleeding inside the eye. In advanced stages, there can be retinal detachment too. However, there are no symptoms in the early stage of the disease. The patient may notice a slight reduction in vision or distortion of images. Many a time changes in the retina are diagnosed on routine examination. If left undetected, diabetic retinopathy can cause severe retinal damage and irreversible loss of vision.
All diabetics should have periodical eye check up to find out if diabetic retinopathy has developed. Detection and grading is done on dilated retinal examination. Uma Eye Clinic offers comprehensive facilities to diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy. The facilities to diagnose diabetic retinopathy available at Uma Eye Clinic are
Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser, intra vitreal injections or surgery. Uma Eye Clinic is equipped with state of the art Argon Laser Photocoagulation machine, Accurus Vitrectomy machine for retinal surgeries. Uma Eye Clinic offers suture less Vitrectomy surgeries for vitreous hemorrhage / retinal detachment due to diabetes retinopathy