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Diabetic Eye Exam

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people with diabetes. This occurs when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in people under the age of 65.

There is no permanent cure for diabetic retinopathy, however, our Calgary optometrists offer various successful treatments that can prevent or delay vision loss effectively. Contact us today!

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What is a diabetic retinal examination?

Diabetic retinopathy can only be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam which includes a visual acuity test, a measure of the pressure in the eye, and pupil dilation. These tests allow our optometrists to look for early signs of the disease. 


What is the importance of Diabetic Retinal Exams? 

Patients with diabetes are highly encouraged to schedule a dilated eye exam once a year. Early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness from diabetic retinopathy by 95%. 


How is Diabetic Retinopathy treated?

Diabetic Retinopathy can be treated with several therapies including corticosteroids, focal/grid macular laser surgery, and vitrectomy (the removal of some or all of the vitreous humour from the eye). 


What do I need to bring with me to my Diabetic Retinal Examination? 

If you're scheduled for a diabetic retinal examination, coming prepared to your appointment can help us better take care of your eye care needs. 

What To Bring To Your Appointment:

  • Any glasses, contact lenses or eye drops you are using
  • Any medications and supplements
  • A record of recent eye injuries or surgeries
  • A family history of significant medical conditions

Schedule a comprehensive eye exam or call our NW Calgary eye clinic at 403-286-4884.

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We are located next to Milestones by the North entrance of Market Mall.
Our knowledgable and professional staff can answer all your questions. Call us today at 403-286-4884 or fill out the form below:

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