What happens during an appointment for Ageing and Diabetic Maculopathy?
The first thing would be to measure your level of vision, both – your distance vision and your near vision and also to assess your colour vision.
Then we would take a very detailed medical history of your diabetes, your sugar control and any other conditions you may have that may influence the development or progression of diabetic eye disease such as blood pressure and treatment for cholesterol.
After that we would examine the back of the eye using a microscope and undertake detailed retinal imaging to get a better view of the state of your central retina and whether there is any leakage of the retina due to diabetes.
More about Michel Michaelides
Professor Michel Michaelides is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Clinica London. His special expertise is in Retinal Diseases, including Inherited Retinal Diseases, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Maculopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions.
He has over 16 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and inherited eye disease, and also lead multiple clinical trials investigating novel therapies. At Clinica London, he is responsible for Retinal Diseases both in adults and children.