By Rishi P Singh
This guide is an summary of the prognosis, therapy and long term administration of diabetic retinopathy, in the context of total long term diabetes sickness administration. Diabetes-related eye harm (diabetic retinopathy) is among the commonest issues of diabetes, affecting nearly 30-40% of individuals with diabetes. the location is so serious that during international locations comparable to the USA and united kingdom, diabetic retinopathy is presently the best reason for blindness in humans age 20 to seventy four years previous. thankfully, there are a number of current and rising remedies at the horizon and with enough keep watch over of the underlying diabetes, this might be effectively managed.
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It can be done undilated as well, although the image quality is higher in a dilated pupil. At this time, OCT is used more for evaluation of the macula in diabetic macular edema. It is likely that screening strategies for diabetic macular edema and retinopathy using OCT will be available in the future. Key take-home messages: • Every patient with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist on an annual basis (at least), and more frequently if the patient has significant diabetic retinopathy.
Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in Clinical Practice by Rishi P Singh