Diabetic Eye Clinic

FAQ

The pathological change in diabetes leads to the lack of blood supply or ischemia of the retina and hypoxia of retinal tissues. Long standing hypoxia leads to new vessels formation. These new vessels are fragile and bleed very easily. Excessive bleeding in the eye leaks to vitreous haemorrhage and loss of vision. In some areas there is the swelling of the vessel wall and leakage of the fluid leading to retinal edema. Involvement of macula, the central portion of the retina leads to severe drop on vision. Scar tissue can also grow from ruptured blood vessels which will contract and pull the retina, detaching it with resultant loss of vision.
  • Major causes of irreversible blindness in old age.
  • Longer the duration of diabetes greater is the severity of retinopathy.
  • Hypertension, Renal disease, Hyperlipidemia, Obesity, Smoking, Anemia has an adverse on Diabetic Retinopathy.
Diabetic Eye Clinic:-

Diabetes is the single most important cause for death and disability world wide. It affects almost all organs in the body. It is estimated tat presently 19.4 million individuals are affected by this deadly disease and it is likely to go upto 57.2 million by 2025. With this statistics, every 5th diabetic in the world will be an Indian by 2025.

Diabetic retinopathy is essentially a disease process, which affects the blood vessels of the retina. It is also an indicator of the status of the blood vessels elsewhere in the body e.g. Kidney, heart, etc.

Precautions to be taken

  • Good control of diabetes by medication, diet and exercise
  • Control of associated disorders like hypertension, renal disease, hyper lipidemic status is a must Diabetic retinopathy patients with hypertension, renal disease or pregnancy should have regular ophthalmic checkup every 6 months
  • Diabetic retinopathy patients who have undergone Laser should have regular ophthalmic checkup every 3 months
  • All diabetics should have a mandatory eye checkup once in a year

At Amdavad eye laser Hospital, we have a fully equipped diabetic retinopathy clinic. red free photographs and angiography purposes to diagnose various vascular disorders including Diabetic Retinopathy.Ophthalas 532 eye lite (Green laser by Alcon) is used for Focal, Grid and pan retinal photocoagulation in different stages of Diabetic Retinopathy.

For advanced diabetic retinopathy, which requires surgery, we have Carl Zeiss Operating Microscope which is the world's best microscope from Germany, also used for all complex Vitreoretinal surgeries. Amdavad eye laser Hospital is the one of the few centers in India to use the BIOM (Binocular Indirect Ophthalmic Microscope) to visualize the retina during surgery.New Millennium Vitrectomy 2000 (Oscar Vision Tech) Vitrectomy Machine is used for sophisticated surgeries like removing blood from inside the eye, removing foreign body from the eye, and for complicated retinal detachments.The institute is also equipped with Endo Illuminator, Endo laser and Micro Vitreous instrumentation for advanced vireo retinal surgeries.