Comprehensive Diabetic Retinopathy Care
If you're living with diabetes, it's essential to be aware of the potential risk of diabetic retinopathy. At True Vision, our optometrists collaborate closely with your primary care physician and retinal specialists to provide comprehensive management for your condition. Regular dilated diabetic eye exams are highly recommended, and the good news is that these crucial examinations are covered by Alberta Health Care.
The Spectrum of Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy can manifest in varying degrees of severity. Managing this condition effectively involves a combination of healthy lifestyle choices, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adherence to medications as prescribed by your physician. Diabetic retinopathy typically results from blood vessel leakage in the retina. In some cases, this leakage may occur at the macula, the area responsible for central vision, leading to diabetic macular edema (DME). Symptoms of DME often include blurred vision and, if left unmanaged, may result in vision loss.
Additional indicators of diabetic retinopathy include the emergence of new blood vessels, bleeding into the vitreous, or even retinal detachments. As the condition progresses, you may be referred to a retinal specialist who can explore treatment options like laser surgery or eye injections with specialized medications.
Advanced Care and Technology
The optometrists at True Vision employ their extensive clinical expertise and state-of-the-art imaging technology, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), to effectively manage diabetic retinopathy. With these resources, we can accurately diagnose and monitor the condition, ensuring timely referrals to specialists when necessary.
Rest assured that our optometrists are dedicated to working in close collaboration with your primary care physician and retinal specialists to provide a seamless and coordinated approach to managing your diabetic retinopathy. Your vision and well-being are our top priorities, and we're here to support you every step of the way.