Our Congratulations to Dr Gerard A Mourou
2018 Physics Nobel Laureate

Dr. Sayegh was honored and pleased to be able to attend the ceremony celebrating his friend and hopes we continue our collaborative efforts for many more years to come.

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Diabetic Eye Care

Protect your vision with regular eye exams

A Health Retina

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions throughout the world. It continues to be the common cause of vision loss in many individuals. Loss of vision is most often related to the degree of control of the disease so the patient can really influence their long-term eye health. It is therefore imperative for diabetic patients to get to the best possible blood sugar control point with the help of their general physician and make sure they are seen at least once a year by their ophthalmologist. In case the disease progresses some form of treatment, including laser treatment may become necessary. Here again prevention, through excellent control of blood sugar, has been shown to be effective in retarding the development of diabetic eye disease.

Diabetes Diagnosis

A patient with Diabetic Background Retinopathy

The early sign of diabetic retinopathy are often discovered on a routine eye examination. These early signs are usually changes in the blood vessels of retina. With the cutting edge Heidelberg OCT technology at The Eye Center, the doctor is able to view your eye in 3-D and diabetic retinopathy happens in three dimension. Heidelberg OCT imaging will also help your doctor follow any changes in your retinal situation and will help evaluate the effect of various treatment techniques.

Management of diabetic retinopathy depends on you, your primary care doctor and your eye doctor. You should not lose vision from diabetes if you control your condition and have regular eye examinations. Heidelberg is there to help your doctor prevent blindness. Most patients, with the help of their doctors, will maintain usable vision throughout their lives.