Dilation drops are added into the eye to widen the pupil, allowing examiners to get a complete view of the retina and macula.
After dilation, examiners use advanced imaging cameras to capture high resolution pictures of the back of the eye. These images are one of many advanced photos that are taken in our office that allow both the doctor and patient to gain a better understanding.
To prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy, diabetics should control their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol. Available treatments include laser, injection of medication, or even surgery. Depending on the retinopathy, the best possible way to proceed will be discussed between the patient and the doctor.