Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic at Davik Eye Clinic: Protecting Vision, Managing Diabetes

Our Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic at Davik Eye Clinic is dedicated to providing specialized care and comprehensive management for individuals with diabetes-related eye complications. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition that affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, and can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Our clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to diabetic retinopathy management, combining advanced diagnostics, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support to preserve vision and promote overall eye health in patients with diabetes.

Comprehensive Eye Examinations: Our diabetic retinopathy clinic begins with a thorough eye examination conducted by our experienced ophthalmologists or optometrists. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, we assess the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels in the eye to detect any signs of diabetic retinopathy or other diabetes-related eye complications.

Digital Retinal Imaging: We utilize digital retinal imaging technology to capture high-resolution images of the retina, allowing for detailed visualization and analysis of retinal changes associated with diabetic retinopathy. These images serve as a valuable tool for monitoring disease progression and guiding treatment decisions.

Fluorescein Angiography: In cases where more detailed evaluation of retinal blood flow and leakage is needed, we may perform fluorescein angiography. This diagnostic procedure involves injecting a contrast dye into the bloodstream and capturing images of the retina as the dye circulates, helping to identify areas of abnormal blood vessel growth or leakage characteristic of diabetic retinopathy.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): OCT imaging allows for non-invasive, high-resolution imaging of the retina, providing detailed cross-sectional views of retinal layers and detecting subtle changes indicative of diabetic retinopathy. This advanced imaging technique helps our clinicians assess retinal thickness, detect fluid accumulation, and monitor response to treatment over time.

Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on the findings of the comprehensive eye examination and diagnostic tests, our clinicians develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and disease severity. Treatment options may include:

Intravitreal Injections: Anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections or corticosteroid injections may be administered to reduce abnormal blood vessel growth, macular edema, and inflammation associated with diabetic retinopathy.

Laser Photocoagulation: Laser therapy, such as focal laser treatment or panretinal photocoagulation, may be used to seal leaking blood vessels, reduce swelling, and prevent further vision loss in diabetic retinopathy.

Vitrectomy Surgery: In advanced cases of diabetic retinopathy with vitreous hemorrhage or tractional retinal detachment, vitrectomy surgery may be necessary to remove blood and scar tissue from the vitreous cavity and restore vision.

Patient Education and Support: We believe in empowering patients with diabetes to take an active role in managing their eye health and controlling their diabetes. Our clinicians provide comprehensive education on the importance of blood sugar control, regular eye screenings, healthy lifestyle habits, and adherence to prescribed treatments to minimize the risk of diabetic retinopathy progression and vision loss.

Regular Monitoring and Follow-Up: Ongoing monitoring and follow-up are essential components of diabetic retinopathy management. Our clinic provides regular eye screenings and follow-up appointments to monitor disease progression, assess treatment response, and adjust management plans as needed to optimize visual outcomes and preserve long-term eye health.

Collaborative Care: At Davik Eye Clinic, we collaborate closely with primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of diabetes to ensure coordinated care and comprehensive support for our patients. By working together as a team, we strive to address both the ocular and systemic aspects of diabetes and improve overall health outcomes for individuals with diabetes-related eye complications.