Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. It affects 3 in 10 diabetics in Singapore. Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of Diabetes Mellitus, where the small vessels of the retina (nerve layer) are affected. The blood vessels will swell and leak fluid or abnormal new blood vessels will grow on the retina.
The incidence of diabetic retinopathy increases with the duration of diabetes and patients with more than 10 years of diabetes have a high chance of developing some degree of blood vessel abnormalities and retinopathy.
Diabetic Eye Treatment
In the early stage of diabetic retinopathy where there are mild retinal changes, the patient will be monitored regularly.
Anti Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Anti-VEGF) Therapy
These new and improved treatments may be used in eyes with macular oedema (swelling of the central retina). Injections of anti-VEGF medication, such as Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Eylea (aflibercept) into the eye, can help to reduce the swelling, reduce the severity of diabetic retinopathy and improve vision.
In the more advanced stages of the disease, Laser Pan-Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP) treatment is recommended to slow down the progression and prevent loss of vision. A focal laser is used to reduce swelling by treating the macular oedema. These laser treatments will stop the growth of abnormal new blood vessels.
Diabetic Eye Surgery
In severe cases, such as when there is severe bleeding into the eye or retinal detachment, surgery like a vitrectomy may be required to remove blood that has leaked into the eye or reattach the retina. This helps to control and stabilize eyes with severe proliferative diabetic eye disease.
Why Choose Lang Eye Centre for Diabetic Eye Screening and Treatment?
Experienced and Trusted Diabetic Eye Surgeon in Singapore
Our world-renowned Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Leonard Ang has extensive experience in treating a whole spectrum of eye diseases, including patients with diabetic retinopathy. He has a proven track record in diabetic eye screening and treatment in Singapore.
Determine the Best Treatment With Early Diabetic Eye Screening
Most people, including diabetics themselves, don’t know that diabetes can affect the eyes. A majority with diabetic eye disease goes undetected and untreated. Diabetic eye screening is very useful in picking up the disease early so that the best treatment for the patient may be started.
Use of High Quality Precision Machines
At our centre, we use high-quality precision diagnostic equipment to help accurately diagnose diabetic retinopathy and improve the outcome of diabetic retinopathy treatments.
Contact Us Today
At Lang Eye Centre, we are committed to providing you with the safest and best diabetic eye screening and treatments that can lead to clearer vision in life. To schedule an appointment, please call (65) 6684 1000 / (65) 9760 3020 or email email@example.com.