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Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment
Many Diabetics are at Risk of Losing Their Vision Yet Most Don’t Even Know It Get Diagnosed Early To Preserve Your Sight Today!
"I Didn’t Know Diabetes Affects The Eye!”
Common Misperception

Most people, including diabetics themselves, do not know that diabetes can seriously affect the eye. Thus a majority with diabetic eye disease go undetected and untreated.

Blindness & Diabetics

Diabetes is actually one of the leading causes of blindness in adults, with Diabetic Retinopathy – the most common diabetic eye disease – affecting 3 in 10 diabetics in Singapore, 83% of which are undetected!

High Blood Sugar & The Eye

Diabetes causes changes to the blood vessels, causing them to either swell and leak fluid, or cause abnormal new blood vessels to grow on the retina, the light sensitive part of the eye.

If you have diabetes, it is recommended to go for regular eye checks to detect and treat these diseases early.
Call +65 6737 8366 for a DIABETIC EYE ASSESSMENT today.
Step 1: Book an
Appointment

Let our eye specialist conduct a detailed diabetic eye assessment to determine if you have any signs of diabetic eye disease.

Step 2: Diabetic Eye Treatment & Diabetes Management

Apart from advice on managing your blood sugar level, our clinic will provide you with treatments to prevent or slow vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy and other related eye diseases.

Step 3: Regain & Preserve Your Precious Sight

Vision recovery is possible with the right treatment at the right time. So if you’re diabetic, don’t wait to get your eyes checked!

Our Eye Clinic’s Experience & Expertise in Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Dr Leo Seo Wei is an ophthalmologist in Singapore with over 20 years of experience treating diabetic patients with associated eye problems. With a staggering 1 in 9 Singaporeans suffering from diabetes today, it is no wonder that thousands of cases of vision loss have come out of it.

At our clinic, we assess your diabetes control and the severity of your eye disease in detail. Apart from advising you to keep your blood sugar levels down, we are also well-equipped with modern technology and established medicines to treat your diabetic eye condition effectively.

Our Clinic Offers Targeted Treatments for Diabetic Eye Diseases

The majority of diabetic eye disease is Diabetic Retinopathy, with others being Cataracts and Glaucoma (both of which can also affect non-diabetics). Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy:

Laser Pan-Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP):
Used to treat the peripheral retina to prevent or stop the growth of the abnormal new blood vessels

Focal Laser:
Used to treat the macular oedema to reduce swelling

Vitrectomy:
Used only in severe cases of DR, it is used to remove blood that has leaked into the eye. This is usually caused by massive bleeding into the eye as a result of abnormal blood vessels on the retina

Eye Injections:
Used to treat loss of central vision caused by diabetic macular oedema, this can reduce macular swelling and improve vision

Diabetic and Worried about Your Eye Health?
Contact Our Eye Clinic at +65 6737 8366 for a Detailed Assessment Today.
Diabetic and Worried about Your Eye Health?
FAQs on Diabetic Eye Diseases & Treatment
  • What’s The Most Common Diabetic Eye Disease?

    • Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)
    • It is the top cause of blindness among adults in Singapore, causing an estimated 600 to be totally blind, over 8,000 to be blind in one eye, and another 17,500 to be visually impaired as a result.
    • Unfortunately, there remains a worryingly high rate of undiagnosed DR
  • What’s The Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy?

    To prevent diabetes from damaging the blood vessels in the eye, watch out for these risk factors:

    • Prolonged Diabetes
    • Poor Diabetes Control
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Previous Stroke & Heart Disease
  • What’s The Link Between Cataracts & Diabetes?

    • Cataracts refer to the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and is commonly associated with ageing
    • Diabetics tend to develop cataracts at an earlier age because of a biochemical reaction between a particular enzyme and glucose
    • Treatment involves surgically removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens, though in the case of diabetics this will pose its own unique set of challenges
  • What’s The Link Between Glaucoma & Diabetes?

    • Glaucoma is an eye condition that result in optic nerve damage and vision loss, usually caused by abnormally high eye pressure
    • Diabetics are three times more likely to develop glaucoma!
    • Treatment includes lowering the eye pressure with special eye drops, laser, medicines and surgery

With early medical intervention and sustained lifestyle changes, diabetes and its associated eye diseases CAN be brought under control! Dr Leo Adult & Paediatric Eye Specialist is an established eye clinic in Singapore that provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services for diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and much more.
For more information, contact our eye specialist at +65 6737 8366 today.

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