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Diabetic Retinopathy

Best Diabetes and Eye care Clinic in Kolkata

Diabetes and Eye Care Clinic

Diabetes and Eye Care

Good eyesight helps protect you and allows you to enjoy the beauty in the world. At ADEA Diabetes Center, we’re committed to protecting your eyes for a lifetime.

Just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean your eyes will fail. There are many sophisticated treatments available today that can help protect your sight for years to come. Our specially trained Eye Specialist and staff are experts in diagnosing and treating the many forms of diabetic eye disease.
“But important message to all Diabetes Patients. Don’t Wait for Symptoms”

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the tiny blood vessels inside the retina — the tissue at the back of the eye that sends images to the brain — become damaged. There are usually no symptoms at this early “nonproliferative” stage. Essentially all people with diabetes will eventually develop some changes in the retina, usually within 20 years of diabetes onset.
In two-thirds of cases, this type of retinopathy progresses to the “proliferative stage,” although research shows that intensive glucose and blood pressure control can delay the onset of disease and slow its progression. In the proliferative stage, the retina forms new vessels in an attempt to circumvent nonfunctioning blood vessels. These new vessels, however, are abnormal, fragile and bleed readily.
If the condition is treated with laser photocoagulation when the abnormal vessels are in their early stages, severe vision loss can be prevented in about 95 percent of cases. The laser scars the retina, causing the vessels to regress, which prevents subsequent bleeding and pulling on the retina. Since the laser destroys some areas of the retina, there may be side effects of treatment — such as reduced side or night vision — but central vision is retained far better than if the patient receives no treatment at all.
Diabetic macular edema, however, is a different story. Diabetes can cause the retinal vessels to leak, leading to swelling of the retina. If this swelling occurs in the small area in the center of the retina called the macula, the condition is called macular edema. Vision can decline because this area of the retina is responsible for central vision. Laser treatment is also used for this condition but is less successful than when used for new vessels. Treatment reduces the chance of vision worsening by only half, and even when successful, is usually not associated with improved vision.
This is why everyone with diabetes should get annual eye checks and keep blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol in good control.
The ADEA Diabetes Centre offers thoughtful and personalized eye care by specially trained and educated Ophthalmologist and staff who are recognized experts in diagnosing and treating the many forms of diabetic eye disease.
Our caring staff includes Ophthalmologist, technicians, medical assistants and image specialists.

They are experts in offering: 
  1. comprehensive diabetes eye care
  2. vision rehabilitation
  3. vitreo retinal diseases
  4. cataract surgery
  5. retinal scan
Part of the exam includes applying drops to dilate your pupils, so the doctor can have a good look at what is happening at the back of your eye called the retina. No portions of the exam are painful, but when you have your pupils dilated you should be prepared to wear sunglasses after the appointment as you’ll be sensitive to light.
To treat diabetic retinopathy, the doctor focuses a laser, a bright powerful beam of light, on the retina. The light scars the areas of the retina to stop the formation of new blood vessels and to shrink any new vessels that are present.
The goal is not to make vision better, so most people with proliferative retinopathy can expect their vision to be about the same as before treatment. But their eyes are in much better health because the laser treatment has halted the formation of new blood vessels.
Today’s laser surgery represents a major advance in treating eye disease in people with diabetes.

Best Eye Specialist Doctor in Kolkata: Dr Dipa Saha

Dr Deepa Saha
Best Eye Specialist in Kolkata

Dr. DIpa Saha

MD, DO (RIO, Kolkata), FICO (UK), MRCS (Edinburgh ) Medical Director ADEA Diabetic Eye Care

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