Diabetic eye exams are similar to regular eye exams in many ways. However, during a diabetic eye screening, your eye doctor will specifically focus on the health of your retina and the integrity of blood vessels in and around your eye.
Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, especially the eyes. Regular eye examinations can help identify the early stages of eye problems and protect your vision. Having diabetes increases the risk of eye complications due to problems that are more likely to develop for people with diabetes. It is advisable for a person with diabetes to have a diabetic eye screening at least once a year.
Diabetic eye screening refers to the way of detecting eye problems before they openly affect your vision. Eye screening is important for the reason that many conditions do not produce any symptoms during the early stages when most treatable.
The eye screening process is simple, quick, and painless. The exam allows the doctor to check the health of the eye, usually by dilating the eye in order to view the structure inside the eye. While your eye is dilated, the doctor will assess the condition of your retina and surrounding blood vessels. The doctor will also check your vision, eye pressure, eye muscles, and your response to light.
Controlling diabetes and having regular eye screenings can help prevent vision problems and keep conditions from getting worse.
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