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Diabetic Retinopathy

the latest in retinal injections insuring rapid visual gains.

Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Injections

People suffering from this chronic condition are at risk of losing their vision. Early detection and supervised treatment are necessary to protect the eye from diabetic complications.

Diabetes is a common condition characterized by abnormal blood sugar levels.  People suffering from this chronic condition usually have elevated blood sugar levels that need to be consistently controlled by medication.

 

The eye, and more specifically the retina, is one part of the body that could be severely affected by diabetes. The retina is the very sensitive part of the eye which is responsible for appreciation of light.  Without the retina the world would be a very dark place.

Diabetes affects the fine blood vessels in the retina, and with time these vessels stop working properly and the macula (central part of the retina) swells up causing vision to deteriorate.

Patients with diabetic retinopathy usually complain of a very gradual and progressive drop in vision, usually first noticed while reading.  With time the patient starts to complain of dark spots affecting his central vision.

The key for maintaining excellent vision is for  you to collaborate with both your ophthalmologist and internist for tight control and early recognition and treatment of diabetic changes.  If you comply with your follow up schedule and control your blood sugar level, at Barrada Eye Center, we can insure you great vision throughout your long and healthy life.

In the last 10 years the international medical community spent billions of dollars on research for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.  What they found was a breakthrough in retinal treatment.

Retinal Injections or “AntiVEGF” Injections are highly complex molecules that when injected into the eye help treat and preserve the retina from the effects of diabetes.

The needles used for injections are so small that they are thinner than a human hair, making the procedure PAIN FREE.

The key to successful treatment and the prevention of blindness due to diabetes is to regularly visit us at Barrada Eye Center to get your retinal scans done and get your injections as needed.



Latest in Retinal Injections:

 

Lucentis: manufactured in Switzerland this molecule is highly effective in treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Eyelea:  the latest in retinal injections insuring rapid visual gains.

Fovista: the game changer.  This molecule from the United States is yet to be available on the market.

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We recommend a routine vision exam every year. School age children and those over 65 years old should have their vision evaluated annually, as the eyes frequently change during these times. Contact lens wearers and those with certain medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure should also see us every year. Many serious eye diseases have no early symptoms and require early treatment to prevent loss of vision. By scheduling an annual screening, you give your eyes the best chance of staying healthy and clear.

We encourage every patient to write down questions that they want to ask the doctor or staff before their visit. We take your health very seriously, and believe the better informed you are the greater the benefit to your vision and health.

There can be multiple causes of unusual visual phenomena. While some are harmless, others need immediate attention and you should call your eye doctor right away to be sure a serious problem, such as retinal detachment, is not occurring. If no other symptoms are present, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor during regular business hours. If additional symptoms are present such as nausea, confusion, headache or fever, call 911 or have someone drive you to your local emergency room for evaluation.

If you have a condition that you consider to be an emergency, we want to see you and will make every attempt to work you into our schedule as soon as possible. If we are unavailable or immediate attention is needed, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for support.

Studies indicate a relationship between eyes that are unprotected from the sun’s UV rays and conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. Protect your eyes year round by investing in good quality sunglasses. Our optical department has a number of styles to choose from and all our frames can be fitted with prescription lenses.

It’s an excellent idea to carry a copy of your eyeglass prescription and an extra pair of glasses with you when you travel. Even if the extra glasses are not your latest prescription, you could still function while having a new pair made. If you call our office, we will rush you a new pair as fast as possible.

When considering LASIK vision correction, it’s important to know that blade-free LASIK is the only FDA-approved, all-laser procedure. Quite simply, it’s the world’s safest, most advanced vision-correcting technology available today, giving you customized results for your best possible vision. 

Only blade-free LASIK procedure has earned FDA approval to correct the broadest range of vision imperfections, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism

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Barrada Eye Center: The Barrada Eye Centre was built on the cumulative experience of three generations of eye doctors, to insure the highest quality eye care to our patients.