Diabetic retinopathy archive

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in industrialised countries, affecting the retina of diabetic patients. The treatment depends on what type of diabetes in the eye you have. Sometimes treatment is not needed, and it is enough to sustain good metabolic control and have ophthalmological examinations regularly.

Since diabetic maculopathy is such a serious eye condition, we often blog about the condition, treatment, and technological advances in order to keep patients informed.

At Clinica London, Mr Jaheed Khan and Michel Michaelides treat diabetic patients. Both have extensive experience as retinal specialists. To learn more about the condition, treatment, or consultants, please follow our blog, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us.

Blogs about diabetic retinopathy

How do Medical Retinal Specialists manage a patient who might have a possible drug induced retinopathy?

Patients with suspected hydroxyquinone retinopathy should see their medical retinal specialist and not immediately stop taking the drug for their Lupus (SLE) or Rheumatoid (RA) until the risk has been established. Professor Michel Michaelides and Mr Jaheed Khan at Clinica London can advise as they are Medical Retinal Specialists. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has issued clear guidelines on when to screen and when to stop the drug, which we outline in this blog.

Medical Retina Specialists: Screening role for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

Hydroxyquinone is used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, its use carries a risk of retinopathy. An ophthalmologist who specialises in medical retina is responsible for screening for retinopathy. In this blog, you can learn more about when an eye consultant will screen for possible retinopathy.

Genetic testing for inherited retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration

Advances in gene sequence technology and reduced gene testing costs will affect genetic testing retinal diseases for complex diseases such as age-related macular degeneration in the future. Professor Michel Michaelides is the inherited retinal disease (IRD) eye doctor here at Clinica London.

Retinal disease: Diabetes can lead to loss of vision

There are millions of patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes, which is the type that has an onset in adulthood and which is often associated with a poor diet rich in sugars and saturated fats. Most of us are unaware of this condition and we do not know much about the implications for the eyes.

By | 2017-07-19T15:10:22+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina|0 Comments

Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

Clinical London encourages everyone to be aware of looking after their eyes so that they can prevent avoidable loss of vision. It is advisable that a regular eye examination is done every two years, either with your optometrist or your ophthalmologist.

By | 2017-07-06T11:00:42+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

Medical Retina industry and developments

The sub-speciality dealing with medical problems of the retina is called medical retina. At Clinica London, we have two medical retina specialists.

By | 2017-06-09T16:12:32+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Disorders, Retina|Comments Off on Medical Retina industry and developments