Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes is a disease can cause lead to other complications, and one of those is diabetic retinopathy. This eye condition can affect your vision and even cause vision loss if left untreated. However, with early detection and regular visits at Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas in Houston, TX, our ophthalmologists can provide a diagnosis and prompt treatment. Before visiting, learn more about this condition below:
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels harm the blood vessels in the retina, which causes swelling and fluid to leak, can interfere with your vision. Some symptoms of the condition include dark spots, floaters, blurry vision, difficulty seeing color or contrast, and complete vision loss. Those with uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, kidney issues, and who smore are at risk most for the condition.
At Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas in Houston, TX, our ophthalmologists provide comprehensive eye exams to diagnose and manage diabetic retinopathy and other neuro-ophthalmic conditions. They perform thorough exams with specialized equipment, such as ophthalmoscopes and fundus cameras, which give them a complete picture of the health of your eyes.
Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy
Through a dilated eye exam, our ophthalmologists can diagnose diabetic retinopathy. They will also speak with you about how we can treat it and how you can manage the condition. Our ophthalmologists utilize medication to reduce fluid buildup in the eye.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
When our ophthalmologists perform eye exams, they use methods such as computerized optic disc imaging, retinal analysis, and visual charts with low and high contrast. They can also perform an eye and orbit ultrasound for detailed images. With these techniques, our ophthalmologists are able to provide a personalized treatment plan.
Expert Care with Award-Winning Neuro-Ophthalmologists
Our care goes beyond just diabetic retinopathy treatment. Our practice is directed by two collaborating, fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologists, and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society fellows. Dr. Rosa A. Tang, M.D., and Dr. Jade S. Schiffman, M.D. are both board certified in ophthalmology and have been listed as “Best Doctors in America” for over 20 consecutive years. Additionally, Dr. Tang allows selected patients participate in clinical trials for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, thyroid eye disease, papilledema, uveitis, and the ocular effects of systemic cancer drugs.
Schedule Your Eye Exam Today!
Diabetic retinopathy is a severe eye condition that can lead to possible blindness if untreated. With regular eye exams and treatment at Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas in Houston, TX, you can manage the condition and improve your quality of life. Contact us at 713-942-2187 to learn more or to schedule your eye exam.