Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment in Detroit
Also serving Rochester, Troy, & Macomb
One of the possible complications of diabetes is a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy usually occurs in both eyes and causes many of the small blood vessels in the retina to become constricted or damaged. Dr. Mark Weingarten provides quality eye care in Detroit to help patients diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy Stages
In the early phase of the disease, the remaining blood vessels may leak fluid, causing a permanent distortion of vision. At later stages, new vessels may grow on the retina and leak blood into the eyeball. This will dim or completely obliterate vision. In both kinds of blood leakage, scar tissue can form on the retina, also causing permanent vision loss.
Because diabetic retinopathy often has no early symptoms, it is vital for all diabetics to have a yearly eye exam with an ophthalmologist. Treatments such as laser surgery are available, but they are more effective the earlier they are used.
Diagnosing and Managing Retinal Diseases with the DRS Retinal Camera
Rochester Eye Care now has the new DRS Retinal Camera to help properly diagnose and treat Rochester retina patients. The DRS Retinal Camera is a fully automated device that captures digital images of the retina, as well as external photographs of the eye, in less than thirty seconds. The images are valuable for diagnosing and monitoring many eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Rochester Eye Care is excited to have this equipment to help provide the best care for patients’ eyes. In addition to providing a wide array of retina care services, Dr. Weingarten also provides advanced treatment for various eye conditions including cataracts and dry eye.