In our previous post, we looked at all-laser cataract surgery, the latest advancement in cataract surgery. In this post, we will take a closer look at the differences and similarities between traditional cataract surgery and all-laser cataract surgery.
As the most common cause of vision loss and the leading cause of blindness around the world, chances are you have heard of cataracts. You may even be familiar with cataract surgery, with more than three million procedures performed in the U.S. and 20 million surgeries performed worldwide each year. Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures performed, and recent advances have improved outcomes for patients after cataract surgery.
As we have been discussing in our previous posts, anyone with diabetes is at risk for diabetic eye disease and diabetic retinopathy. These are serious conditions that can rob eyesight and lead to permanent vision loss. An ophthalmologist who specializes in diabetic eye disease can examine eyes for signs of diabetic retinopathy and monitor and treat diabetic retinopathy once it is present. But is there anything that can be done to prevent diabetic eye disease / diabetic or control its progression?
As the name suggests, diabetic eye disease and diabetic retinopathy affect people with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are at risk. The longer you have the disease, the more likely it is that you will develop diabetic eye disease and diabetic retinopathy. It is for this reason that we ask anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes to have a complete eye examination yearly.
As we have discussed in our previous posts on diabetic eye disease, diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions affecting people with diabetes that can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness if not detected early and treated effectively. The stakes are high, particularly with the most common cause of vision loss in people with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy. As such, it is important to understand diabetic retinopathy symptoms and when to see an ophthalmologist.