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

If you have both diabetes and cataracts Mr Jaheed Khan will look after you

Unfortunately, diabetes can affect the retina and make the onset of cataracts more likely at a younger age. Therefore, it's vital to maintain proper control of diabetes to help reduce the risk of retinopathy and cataracts. If you are over the age of 55 and diabetic, you should consult Mr Jaheed Khan, who can check your retina for any signs of disease and advise you on the best course of treatment, if necessary.

By |2018-12-13T17:08:32+00:00October 17th, 2018|Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on If you have both diabetes and cataracts Mr Jaheed Khan will look after you

When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

Any patient over the age of 55 should have an eye check up ever one to three years, even if they have no symptoms of visual problems. Once you are over 65, you should have a general eye check up every one to two years. However, you should have your eyes checked more often if you have a family history of eye disease.

By |2018-07-26T15:38:56+00:00July 26th, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, General Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Jaheed Khan, Jane Olver, Laura Crawley, Michel Michaelides, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

The increased risk of cataracts in patients with diabetes

Diabetic patients have an increased risk of getting a cataract. A high level of glucose in your blood can make the lens inside your eye mistier. If you are concerned, don't miss this interview with Jaheed Khan.

By |2018-02-05T11:57:20+00:00January 5th, 2018|Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on The increased risk of cataracts in patients with diabetes

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.

By |2017-12-08T18:13:50+00:00August 13th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases|Comments Off on How do Medical Retinal Specialists manage a patient who might have a possible drug induced retinopathy?

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.

By |2017-12-08T18:13:51+00:00August 12th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases|Comments Off on Medical Retina Specialists: Screening role for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

Medical Retina Specialists: Medical Retina Meeting

Medical retina is a subspecialty of ophthalmology. Medical Retina Specialists deal with the retina in a medical and not in a surgical way.

By |2017-12-08T18:13:51+00:00August 11th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina|Comments Off on Medical Retina Specialists: Medical Retina Meeting

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.

By |2017-12-08T18:13:59+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|Comments Off on Genetic testing for inherited retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration

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 may be 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 |2017-12-08T18:14:00+00:00July 20th, 2017|Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina|Comments Off on Retinal disease: Diabetes can lead to loss of vision