What if I have diabetic retinopathy?
If you’re diagnosed with diabetic eye disease, you will need to have your eyes carefully monitored – usually every 6 to 12 months. You will also need to consult with your GP and endocrinologist to find out why you have developed this eye disease and how your diabetes can be better controlled. This may involve exercise, dietary changes or medication.
If you have blood leaks at the back of your eye, you will need to see a retinal specialist to see if you need injections in the eye to clear up the blood. Laser is also used to treat diabetic eye disease.
Our team of optometrists will monitor your progress carefully and keep your GP and endocrinologist in the loop. They will also refer you to a retinal specialist if required.
With early diagnosis of eye disease and the right lifestyle advice and medication, sight-threatening eye disease can often be avoided.
Do you have diabetes? Early diagnosis of diabetic eye disease can protect you from vision loss. Call The Eye Practice on (02) 9290 1899 or make an appointment online today.