Patients who are on the initial stages of diabetic rethinopathy often don’t feel any changes in their eyes. They can periodically experience blurring of vision, see a blurry picture with floaters. Vision acuity decreases only in case of the significant changes of eye fundus.
We recommend to start visiting ophthalmologist not more than after 2-3 years from the moment when diabetes mellitus is diagnosed – this will help to prevent the disease and arrange proper treatment. The visit at ophthalmologist includes visual acuity check, measurement of intraocular pressure, ophthalmic fundus examination with Goldman lens and optical coherence tomography.
Shall no diabetic retinopathy be registered the next checkups are to be done at least once in a year. Shall any signs of the disease become evident visit your ophthalmologist once in six months or more often.Shall diabetic retinopathy develop - we can help you stop it
We treat our patients with diabetic retinopathy in a complex manner while we work not only on the level of ophthalmologists but also other specialists.Methods that we apply:
Many years of our experience in ophthalmology let us perform assessment and effective treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus together with endocrinologists, diabetic foot specialists, neurologist, cardiologist, nephrologist.
In case of complicated forms of diabetes mellitus there is a growing risk of lower limb amputation. Therefore we recommend yearly appointments with doctors for patients having diabetes mellitus to assess risk of the development of diabetic foot and decrease the amputation risks. The doctor specializing on complications from the side of lower limbs of patients with diabetes mellitus is called podiatrist.
In case of diabetes mellitus high levels of blood sugar negatively affect nerve tissue in the whole body therefore it is very important to get assessment of the neurologists.
Also, if necessary, your endocrinologist will give you advice to visit nephrologyst and cardiologist to ensure a timely prevention of complications associated with heart and lungs.