Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Diabetic Eye Care

DIABETIC EYE CARE

Welcome to our interactive introduction to Diabetic eye care!

Diabetes can have a significant impact on the health of your eyes, and it’s essential to understand how to take care of them properly. In this interactive session, we will guide you through some key aspects of diabetic eye care and provide you with important information to keep your eyes healthy.

Now you’re trying to figure out the first step – a Diabetic Eye Care consultation.

Keep scrolling to find out more about your Guam Diabetic Eye Care options, and discover how we at Eye Care Guam have helped patients from around the world achieve the crisp, clear vision they deserve.

Have Diabetic Eye Care related Questions? We Have Answers!

What is Diabetic eye care?
Snellen Test at Eye Care Guam

What is Diabetic eye care?

Diabetic eye care refers to the specialized medical care and management of eye conditions that are associated with diabetes. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing various eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.

Cataract Testing

Can diabetic eye disease lead to blindness?

If left untreated or poorly managed, diabetic eye disease, particularly diabetic retinopathy, can lead to severe vision loss or blindness. However, early detection and timely treatment can significantly reduce the risk of vision impairment.

Are there any lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetic eye disease?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and not smoking, can help reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease. Additionally, managing diabetes through proper medication and blood sugar control is crucial.

Cataract Background Image

How often should individuals with diabetes have their eyes checked?

It is generally recommended for individuals with diabetes to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. However, those with existing eye conditions may require more frequent check-ups as advised by their eye doctor.

What is Diabetic Eye Care?

Diabetic eye care refers to the specialized medical care and management of eye conditions that are associated with diabetes. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing various eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye condition caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina. It can lead to vision loss or even blindness if left untreated. Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy where fluid accumulates in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp vision.

Regular eye examinations are essential for people with diabetes to detect and manage these conditions at an early stage. Diabetic eye care involves comprehensive eye exams that may include dilating the pupils to examine the retina and checking for any abnormalities. Treatment options may include laser therapy, injections, or surgery, depending on the severity of the eye condition.

In addition to professional eye care, individuals with diabetes can also take steps to manage their condition and reduce the risk of eye complications. This includes maintaining good blood sugar control, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and quitting smoking.

Overall, diabetic eye care aims to prevent, detect, and manage eye conditions associated with diabetes to preserve vision and improve the quality of life for individuals with diabetes.

Beautiful eye

A Modern Approach
to
Diabetic Eye Care

A modern approach to diabetic eye care involves a combination of advanced technologies, regular screenings, and personalized treatment plans. Here are some key components of a modern approach to diabetic eye care:

1. Telemedicine: Telemedicine allows patients to remotely consult with eye care specialists using video calls or digital imaging technologies. This enables timely monitoring and management of diabetic eye conditions, reducing the need for frequent in-person visits.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI-powered systems can analyze retinal images to detect early signs of diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases. This helps in early diagnosis, allowing for prompt intervention and treatment.

3. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): OCT is a non-invasive imaging technique that provides detailed cross-sectional images of the retina. It helps in identifying subtle changes in the eye’s structure, aiding in the early detection and monitoring of diabetic eye conditions.

4. Laser Treatments: Modern laser technologies, such as selective laser photocoagulation, are used to treat diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. These treatments are more targeted, precise, and less invasive than traditional laser therapies.

5. Anti-VEGF Injections: Intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) medications have revolutionized the treatment of diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. These injections help reduce abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage, preserving vision and preventing further damage.

6. Collaborative Care: A modern approach involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians, working together to manage diabetes and its associated eye complications. This ensures comprehensive care and better outcomes for patients.

7. Patient Education and Self-management: Empowering patients with knowledge about diabetes, its impact on the eyes, and the importance of regular eye screenings helps promote proactive self-management. Modern approaches focus on educating patients about lifestyle modifications, blood sugar control, and regular follow-ups to prevent or delay diabetic eye complications.

It is important to note that these modern approaches should be integrated with traditional practices, such as regular eye exams, blood sugar control, and overall diabetes management, to provide comprehensive care for individuals with diabetes.

What is “Advanced”
Diabetic Eye Care?

“Advanced” diabetic eye care refers to the use of cutting-edge technologies, treatments, and approaches to diagnose, manage, and treat diabetic eye conditions. It involves the application of the latest scientific advancements and innovations in the field of ophthalmology to improve outcomes and preserve vision for individuals with diabetes. Some examples of advanced diabetic eye care include:

1. High-resolution imaging techniques: Advanced imaging technologies, such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fluorescein Angiography, provide detailed and precise visualization of the retina, allowing for early detection and monitoring of diabetic retinopathy and other eye conditions.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning: AI algorithms can analyze large volumes of retinal images and detect subtle changes indicative of diabetic eye disease. This helps in early diagnosis, risk stratification, and personalized treatment planning.

3. Minimally invasive treatments: Advanced laser technologies, such as selective laser photocoagulation and micropulse laser therapy, offer more targeted and precise treatment options for diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. These treatments minimize damage to healthy retinal tissue and improve patient comfort.

4. Intravitreal injections: Anti-VEGF medications, administered through intravitreal injections, have revolutionized the treatment of diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. These medications help reduce abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage, preserving vision and improving outcomes.

5. Telemedicine and remote monitoring: Telemedicine platforms enable remote consultations between patients and eye care specialists, facilitating timely monitoring and management of diabetic eye conditions. Remote monitoring devices, such as home-based OCT machines, allow patients to track their eye health and report any changes to their healthcare providers.

6. Genetic testing and personalized medicine: Advanced genetic testing can identify individuals at higher risk for diabetic eye complications and help tailor treatment plans accordingly. Personalized medicine approaches consider an individual’s genetic makeup, lifestyle factors, and medical history to optimize treatment outcomes.

7. Collaborative care: Advanced diabetic eye care involves a multidisciplinary team approach, with collaboration between ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals. This ensures comprehensive care, addressing both diabetes management and eye health.

It is important to note that the availability and utilization of advanced diabetic eye care may vary depending on factors such as geographic location, healthcare infrastructure, and individual patient needs.

BENEFITS OF DIABETIC EYE CARE at
EYE CARE GUAM

Dr. Peter Lombard is a board-certified ophthalmologist

01

Enjoy the benefits

Better Visual Function. Assessment of Risks. Check for Potential Blindness. Identify Early Symptoms. Helps Avoid Life-Threatening Diseases. Helps Identify Diabetic Eye Diseases.

02

You Don't Have To Worry

Looking after your eyes is vital for your vision and to avoid or relieve eye health issues such as dry eyes and anterior blepharitis (inflammation of the eye lids). Eye lid cleansing is one of the easiest ways to take care of your eyes.

03

Intraocular Lens

The benefits of intraocular lenses are: It is not just to correct one problem. Improved vision. They're customizable. Independence from glasses.

WORLD CLASS FACILITIES AT
EYE CARE GUAM

Two Convenient Locations

01

Affordable Care

While it may seem like a large investment up front, you may be surprised at how affordable eye surgery is once you consider lifetime costs of appointments for prescriptions, frames, lenses, contacts, and accessories like contact solution etc.

02

Financing Options

People often need different types of glasses for different activities, including prescription sunglasses or some on their last pair of contact lenses while their next box is on order. Eye Surgery removes these day-to-day hassles and concerns.

03

Personalized Attention

It’s normal to take pride in our appearance, and some people just don’t like how they look in glasses or may be bothered by having to touch their eye while inserting and removing contact lenses.

Got Diabetic Eye Care related questions? We've got answers.

See your future clearly after
Diabetic Eye Care

If you’ve always wanted clear, crisp vision, why wait?
The peace of mind that comes with custom cataract surgery is worth the investment.

Asian couple