This disease is one of the leading cause of blindness in adults. In some patients with diabetic retinopathy, retinal blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In some abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina which may leak and cause sudden loss of vision.
Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Sometimes even in more advanced cases, the disease may progress a long way without symptoms. That is why regular eye examinations for people with diabetes are so important. Srinivas Eye Hospital has the latest diagnostic facilities for treating Diabetic Retinopathy which include
1. Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
2. Fundus Photography
3. Fundus Flourescein Angiography (FFA)
This is a diagnostic proceduce that involves injection of a dye called Flourescein into a vein in the arm and photograph the blood circulaton of the retina to identify the leaking blood vessels.
4. Optical Coherence Tomography
This is used to scan the retinal layers similar to CT scan of the brain.
5.B-scan Ultrasonography – to image the posterior part of the eye when normal view is obscured by hemorrhage or cataract.
- Argon Laser – for treating Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Intra Vitreal Injection – like Lucentis(Ranibizumab), Avastin (Bevacizumab) are given as an outpatient procedure.
Ten Eye Saving Tips for Every Computer User
Computer Vision Syndrome (C.V.S)
Commonly known as Dry eyes, is a very common problem with every computer user due to the prolonged exposure or usage of computers, the altered lifestyle & the change in the work environment.
- Watery sensation in eyes while working on computer.
Eye to monitor – the ideal distance
Your computer monitor should be straight in front of you ideally at a distance of more than 25 inches from your eyes.
The ideal viewing area of the monitor is 6 inches below the horizontal eye level.
Font Color Selection
Preferably work with fonts of darker shades on light background & vice versa.
Attach an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor, which will decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.
Use a screen mounted document holder, positioned between keyboard & monitor screen almost at the same distance & height as that of the monitor.
Use suspended lights from ceiling & windows with shades, blinds or curtains. Avoid light hitting directly on eyes.
Use chairs with armrests which are able to provide, support while typing, position of head slightly tilted downwards & height of the chair adjusted appropriately so that the feet rest flat on floor.
Avoid sitting at a location with direct air on eyes from a blower or an A.C. or for a long period in a room with low humidity.
Take short breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes between your work for 20 seconds then look at objects that are atleast 20 feet away.
Close your eyes & slowly roll your eyeballs clockwise & anti clockwise. Repeat it three times.