Did you know that diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in most adults? Diabetes and hypertension can cause retinopathy–damage to the small blood vessels inside of the eye– and cause permanent vision damage. Patients with diabetes and hypertension are strongly encouraged to have a yearly dilated eye examination.
Dr. Cazares performs annual diabetic and hypertension exams on his patients who have diabetes. During this dilated eye examination, Dr. Cazares carefully examines for any complications from diabetes, which can include cataracts, macular edema, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Cazares may use the help of advanced technology, such as the Optos Daytona (pictured here) to take photos of the retina or an Ocular Coherence Tomographer to check the anatomy of the retina.
Dr. Cazares then communicates the exam results with your primary care physician to formulate a plan for your future eye care.
Much like diabetes, hypertension can have ocular complications. An annual dilated eye examination is recommended. Dr. Cazares examines the eyes for any hypertensive complications, which can include hypertensive retinopathy and blood vessel occlusion. Advanced technology is available at Scott Eye Care to aid in the detection of early complicaitons.