If you have diabetes and permanently high blood glucose levels, this can lead to the damage of the body’s blood vessels. This change of the eye’s blood vessels called diabetic retinopathy results in visual impairment, severe haemorrhage of the vitreous body, which if left untreated may also lead to blindness. In order to avoid irreversible eye damage, annual screening is important in every case, even if there are no complaints.
Diabetic retinopathy can be treated, blindness can be prevented. We will help you detect eye problems as a consequence of diabetes in time and treat them professionally.
Diabetic retinopathy may be the most frequent cause of vision loss. Eye damage can be detected in 80% of patient with diabetes for at least 20 years. The risk can be significantly decreased by thorough screening, conscious diet, adequate compliance with medical treatment and caution.
Regular ophthalmological follow-up is important not only to detect and treat fundus complications. Patients with diabetes also have other eye disorders such as glaucoma and cataract more frequently. In case of retinal damage, the eye’s condition may be improved by laser therapy. In certain cases, an injection given into the eye can be the solution, and surgery may be performed in severe cases.
The best protection against complications is to maintain blood glucose levels and also blood pressure within normal range, and minimalising their daily fluctuation.
Compliance with the recommended diet, regular physical exercise and at least yearly ophthalmological follow-up are essential!
In pregnancy, fundus examination is required more frequently as retinopathy may progress during this period.
This project is funded by the European Union and the Hungarian Government. (GINOP1.3.2-15-2018-00039)