Diabetic Eye Disease

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Diabetic patients have a high risk of developing a Diabetic Eye Disease. Though this form of eye disease may cause acute loss of vision but with early detection and proper treatment the progress of the disease can be slowed down or even stopped. Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center in New York is well experienced in this particular area and comes highly recommended for complete treatment of all types of eye diseases caused by diabetes.

What benefits you will get with treatment of diabetic eye disease from Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD?
• State of the art testing facilities
• High regards for Safety and Quality
• Complete treatment plan tailored to individual needs
• Regular follow-up care

Why Choose Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, for treating diabetic eye disease?
Board Certified ophthalmologist and experienced eye specialist Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, can effectively treat all conditions of diabetic eye disease. Our team of professional medical practitioners is determined to fully focus on best treatment plan through best monitoring of diabetic eye disease symptoms, early detection, proper and timely treatment followed by the best post-treatment care.

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Diabetic Eye Disease Questions & Answers:

What is diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic eye disease consists of several eye conditions that occur in people with diabetes. The four main variances of diabetic eye disease include:
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
• Cataract
• Glaucoma
To find out more details about Cataract and Glaucoma please visit our service pages. Here we will discuss about Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
This condition damages the blood vessels of light sensitive tissues at the back of the eye (retina). It usually develops in patients having type-1 or type-2 diabetes. Long durations of diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar level increase the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)?
Diabetic Macular Edema occurs when Diabetic Retinopathy becomes severe i.e. the damage to the retina is quite extensive. DME is a commonly occurring condition that causes complete vision loss in people having untreated Diabetic Retinopathy for long durations.

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and DME?
You will not notice any symptoms at early stage of Diabetic Retinopathy. As the condition becomes severe, you start noticing symptoms that include:
• Floating spots
• Impaired color and fluctuating vision
• Empty or dark areas in vision
• DME causes blurred vision
Early diagnostic will yield very high chances of controlling this condition. Contact Dr. Menger right away if your vision suddenly gets impaired or you start noticing any of the above symptoms.

How are Diabetic Retinopathy and DME detected?
Dr. Menger and his team of Ophthalmologists conduct a complete eye exam and test for all variances. The most effective test to detect Diabetic Retinopathy is “Dilated Eye Exam”.

What is the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and DME?
The treatment depends on the severity of the condition and is aimed to slow or stop the progress of disease.
For a mild condition the treatment is either non-evasive or no treatment may be needed. The Doctor will monitor the eye and recommend the best course of action accordingly.
For extreme conditions of Diabetic Retinopathy or DME occurrence, some of the recommended therapies include:
• Focal laser treatment
• Scattered laser treatment
• Vitrectomy
You can prevent severe vision loss by early detection of the condition, regular eye exams and control over blood sugar level and blood pressure.