Many people with diabetes experience eye problems due to nerve damage. For example, more than 26% of Americans with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. Good diabetic eye care can prevent and stop the progression of diabetic eye disease, and that’s what Elias Aliprandis, MD, and Irene Rusu, MD, provide at Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge. Call the Bay Ridge office in Brooklyn, New York, or book an appointment online today.
Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss today. Diabetic eye care involves the detection and treatment of blood vessel damage and other issues caused by diabetes.
The diabetic eye care specialists at Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge provide expert care in the office, from early detection of eye disease to diagnosis and advanced treatments.
Diabetic eye care covers all the eye care that people with diabetes need.
Macular degeneration is another diabetic eye disease complication. It occurs when the part of the retina that controls central vision (the macula) swells. In addition, people with diabetes have a higher risk of cataracts and glaucoma.
Diabetic eye care screens for and detects all of these issues early. The team uses state-of-the-art technology like optical coherence tomography (OCT) and digital fluorescein angiography to identify diabetic eye disease and determine its severity.
The office also offers injections of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors, like Lucentis®, Eylea®, and Avastin®, in the office. The injections reduce macular swelling and can significantly improve vision.
The Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge team recommends a diabetic eye care plan for your personal needs. Most people with diabetes should have diabetic eye exams annually, with additional appointments if they develop new issues like blurry vision or vision loss.
Call Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge to book your diabetic eye exam with Brooklyn’s top diabetic eye care experts, or click the online scheduler now.