Diabetes is a common disease that concerns all ages and is due to the high blood-glucose concentration. One of its consequences is diabetic retinopathy, ie damage of the blood vessel of the retina (the fundus of the eye). There are no symptoms in the early stages, but if not prevented, diagnosed and treated early, the consequences for our vision can be very serious.
Operating in the Vitreo-Retinal department of the Athens Eye Hospital is a pioneering diabetic retinopathy center. Via this center we are able to help in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of all stages of diabetic retinopathy. We aim at supporting the work of all doctors dealing with diabetic patients, in preserving as much of the best possible visual function as possible of this patient group given that good vision is one of the most important factors affecting quality of life.
Diabetes (a disease caused by reduced production, or lack of insulin leading to increased blood glucose levels) can affect various parts of the eye, one
DR is among the most insidious disease. Even when significant changes occur in the eye, the patient may not have symptoms and do not perceive the severity
The diabetic patient should undergo regular eye examinations even if there are no symptoms for early diagnosis and treatment of retinopathy. A complete
The basic ophthalmological assessment, which can be done in the private practice, comprises of visual acuity measurements with correction, the Amsler Grid