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Diabetic Eye Exams at Anderson Eye Care

Eye Care for DiabeticsDiabetes can cause significant eye-related complications if not properly managed and controlled. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common of these complications and is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Dr. Anderson and Dr. Sladek will complete an eye examination on an annual basis or more often. During the examination the doctor will administer special eye drops to dilate the pupils. This enlarges the pupils so the entire retina, along with the optic nerve, macula and blood vessels, can be visualized. The doctor uses special magnifying lenses and microscopes to closely inspect the optic nerve and the macula for diabetic eye disease. Special dye-injection tests, called fluorescein angiograms, may be used to more accurately diagnose specific problem areas.