Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the back of the eye (retina) caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can develop in anyone who has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The longer you have diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy.
Azul Vision has collaborated with Digital Diagnostics to provide quick Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings to you!
Through this exciting collaboration, we look forward to utilizing the LumineticsCore™ system, an FDA-cleared AI-based diagnostic tool formerly known as IDx-DR. This advanced technology is specifically designed to detect diabetic retinopathy, including macular edema, a leading cause of blindness associated with diabetes.

Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy typically affects both eyes. Depending on your signs and symptoms, diabetic retinopathy may be classified as early or advanced.
As the condition progresses, diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include:
  • Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • Vision loss
  • Difficulty with color perception

Test & Diagnosis

Diabetic retinopathy is best diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. For this exam, your eye doctor will place drops in your eyes that make your pupils open widely. This allows your doctor to get a better view inside your eye. The drops may cause your close vision to be blurry until they wear off several hours later.
During the exam, your eye doctor will look for:
  • Presence or absence of a cataract
  • Abnormal blood vessels
  • Swelling, blood or fatty deposits in the retina
  • Growth of new blood vessels and scar tissue
  • Bleeding in the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the center of the eye (vitreous)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Abnormalities in your optic nerve
In addition, your doctor may:
  • Test your vision
  • Measure your eye pressure to test for glaucoma
Request an Appointment

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the back of the eye (retina) caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can develop in anyone who has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The longer you have diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy.

Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy typically affects both eyes. Depending on your signs and symptoms, diabetic retinopathy may be classified as early or advanced.
As the condition progresses, diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include:
  • Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • Vision loss
  • Difficulty with color perception

Test & Diagnosis

Diabetic retinopathy is best diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. For this exam, your eye doctor will place drops in your eyes that make your pupils open widely. This allows your doctor to get a better view inside your eye. The drops may cause your close vision to be blurry until they wear off several hours later.
During the exam, your eye doctor will look for:
  • Presence or absence of a cataract
  • Abnormal blood vessels
  • Swelling, blood or fatty deposits in the retina
  • Growth of new blood vessels and scar tissue
  • Bleeding in the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the center of the eye (vitreous)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Abnormalities in your optic nerve
In addition, your doctor may:
  • Test your vision
  • Measure your eye pressure to test for glaucoma
Request an Appointment