Advanced Eye Exams For Diabetes In Houston
At our office we see patients who have complicated issues with diabetes or glaucoma. Often times, there are more patients out there who do not have regular eye exams, and do not know the importance of a comprehensive exam.
As General Practitioners, we have the ability to help patients get the best possible care. Testing is available for more definitive results that can show issues with the retinal cells at the back of the eye long before any symptoms appear. That is where the Diopsys Electroretinography enters the equation.
Diopsys, The Gold Standard For Diabetic Eye Care
The Diopsys Retinal Scan done by our Optometrists during your Diabetic eye exam creates a detailed report that your eye doctor can look at to see patterns that measure brain activity to detect cell damage before irreversible damage occurs. Unlike previous technology which only shows what cells in your retina have already died, the Diopsys shows unhealthy cells which allows your general care doctor to be more aggressive in treatment and prevent irreversible vision loss.
This test is able to quantify cell sickness and cell loss after the cells are dead, as well as creating a baseline of eye health to track changes in the future. This is information beneficial to the your general care doctor as it lets them know if your diabetes is being managed correctly.
At our six convenient locations in the Houston, we see patients who have complicated issues diabetes or glaucoma. Often times, there are many people with diabetes and prediabetes who do not have regular eye exams, and do not know the importance of a comprehensive exam for the prevention of diabetic eye disease.
Armed with this knowledge, you and your general care doctor will have the ability to prevent vision loss due to diabetes and ensure the best possible care. Our eye doctors in Spring/Louetta, The Woodlands, Conroe, Grand Parkway, Westchase, and Greenspoint provide advanced diabetic eye exams.