Diabetes, Glaucoma, & Cataracts
Glaucoma Testing and Treatment
The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is from pressure being high inside the eye, but vascular disease and other diseases can cause glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. Tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic eye.
Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops, laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma.
Diabetes Retinal Examinations
Diabetic patients should have a detailed retinal examinations each year.
Diabetes can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which sooner or later leak and damage the vision. Laser treatment can destroy these vessels if this condition is discovered at an early stage.
The GDX provides fast and comfortable scan that may detect glaucoma well before other tests that have been previously used. Before you experience any vision loss the GDX can evaluate the actual site of the damage caused by glaucoma.
How is the GDX test performed?
The GDX test is fast and non-intrusive, and there is no pupil dilation or discomfort. A safe laser scans the back of the eye and takes an image in less than one second. The test may take less than one minute. Call our office about insurance coverage.
We work closely with Rhode Island premiere eye surgeons and specialist. Should we determine a medical problem exists that requires a surgical correction, we will provide all pre-operative and post-operative care working in conjunction with your selective surgeon.