Are you a diabetic?
If you answered “Yes,” diabetes may be damaging your eyes
Diabetes can affect your vision
Diabetes affects all ages and it is a disease that is increasing in frequency. It is a chronic disease were in the blood sugar is elevated. This damages the entire body. In the eyes we can see the damage and many times we can treat it preserving vision.
Diabetes causes damage in the eyes at various levels; it causes cataracts, glaucoma, and double vision with or without droopy eyelids. It can also damage the retina which is the internal part of the eye that captures the images and transmits them to the brain. When detected on time we can treat the damage in the retina before the images become blurred, irregular, or crooked. There are different clinical manifestations. Each case is different and requires a specific treatment.
Make an Appointment
Please make an appointment with one of our specialists who will create a specialized plan to help you see, look, and feel your best!
Diabetes progressively damages vision
Stop diabetes damage
The retina, the part of the eye that captures the images, has dilated vessels and bright red hemorrhages.
The dilated vessels allow the normal fat in the blood to seeps out. This creates cysts which swell the retina.
The fluorescein angiography identifies in white the new abnormal blood vessels prone to bleeding so it can treated
The abnormal blood vessels in the back of the eye burst and the bleeding blurs vision.
There has never been a better time to have comfortable eyes!
Diabetic Retina Treatments
We know how to treat diabetics!
All diabetics must have periodic eye exams, maintain their ideal weight, exercise, eat correctly, and use the diabetes medications according to the primary care doctor’s instructions to keep the blood sugar within normal limits.
We check your vision, the position of your eyes and eyelids, the eye pressure, and the appearance of the lens and fundus through the dilated pupil. We also use the most modern equipment to detect microscopic damage, may times before the vision is affected.
Swelling of the retina is treated with medications that constrict the vessels and reduce the inflammation. The medications are injected in the eyes without pain using a very fine needle. You may require more than one injection in each eye during your lifetime. Abnormal blood vessels are treated with a laser. Sometimes the blood inside your eye cannot be reabsorbed and it needs to be removed with surgery.Call now and make an appointment today!
If you have any questions, call us. We are here to help!
Am I a Candidate?
Have your eyes examined as soon as you are diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t delay this important decision.
Depending on your eye exam and the test findings, our surgeons will recommend what is best procedure for you.
Call us at: 786-899-2516
2550 South Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL, 33134
Before the Operation
Injections and Lasers require no special preparation. You may have breakfast or lunch before coming. If you are using aspirin or anticoagulants, continue using them the day of surgery. Come driving to the Laser Surgery Center, you will be able to drive back by yourself.
If you are having an injection, buy the antibiotic drops you will need after the procedure.
Our friendly staff is available to help you with financial arrangements and answer any questions.
Injections and Lasers take from 5-20 minutes to perform. Plan to be in the center about 2 hours.
For the injections we prepare the eye using a sterile technique to prevent infections and use numbing anesthetic drops.
For the laser we dilate the pupil and use numbing anesthetic drops.
After Your Operation
After the Injections and Lasers you can resume immediately all your normal activities like washing, cleaning, exercises, lowering your head, or washing and dyeing your hair.
If you had an injection, use the antibiotic drops we prescribed and avoid swimming in a pool, ocean, or Jacuzzi, as well as doing garden work.
Do not miss your post-op appointments and feel free to call us for any reason if you need to see us earlier.
For your convenience we accept many insurance plans.
These treatments for diabetes are usually covered by insurances. If you do not have a medical insurance or your insurance will not cover the procedure we accept credit cards, checks, cash, and have different financing options to help you see better!