The Eye Center, P.A., a leading provider of comprehensive eye care services in the Columbia area, is discussing the importance of routine checkups for diabetic retinopathy patients.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that affects the eyes and can lead to vision loss if left untreated. It occurs when high blood sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina, which can lead to swelling and leaking of fluid into the eye. “Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition that needs to be monitored closely by an ophthalmologist” said Dr. Matthew Clary, an ophthalmologist at The Eye Center, P.A. “Regular checkups are essential for early detection and treatment of this condition before it causes permanent damage to your vision” he added.
At The Eye Center, P.A., Dr. Clary, and his team provide comprehensive eye care services including screenings for diabetic retinopathy and other conditions that can affect vision health such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. During a screening appointment, patients will receive a thorough examination of their eyes as well as any necessary diagnostic tests such as fluorescein angiography or optical coherence tomography (OCT).
The Eye Center also offers advanced treatments such as laser therapy or intraocular injections to treat diabetic retinopathy and preserve vision health in patients with diabetes or other conditions that can affect sight. “We understand how important it is for diabetic patients to keep their eyes healthy” said Dr. Clary “Our goal is to provide quality care so our patients can maintain good vision health throughout their lifetime” he added.
In addition to screenings and treatments for diabetic retinopathy, The Eye Center also provides comprehensive eye exams as well as contact lens fittings and eyeglasses prescriptions. They also offer cataract surgery with advanced technology lenses such as multifocal IOLs (intraocular lenses) or Toric IOLs (astigmatism correcting lenses).
For more information about The Eye Center or their services please visit www.theeyecentersc.com or call 803-256-0641 to schedule an appointment today!