Precautions to be taken
Good control of diabetes by medication, diet and exercise
Control of associated disorders like hypertension, renal disease, hyper lipidemic status is a must
Diabetic retinopathy patients with hypertension, renal disease or pregnancy should have regular ophthalmic checkup every 6 months
Diabetic retinopathy patients who have undergone Laser should have regular ophthalmic checkup every 3 months
All diabetics should have a mandatory eye checkup once in a year
At Rajan Eye Care Hospital we have a fully equipped diabetic retinopathy clinic headed by Dr.Mohan Rajan who is also trained in vitreoretinal surgery at Sankara Nethralaya.The diabetic clinic has a fundus camera; CF60 UD by Canon for colour photographs, red free photographs and angiography purposes to diagnose various vascular disorders including Diabetic Retinopathy.Ophthalas 532 eye lite (Green laser by Alcon) is used for Focal, Grid and pan retinal photocoagulation in different stages of Diabetic Retinopathy.
For advanced diabetic retinopathy, which requires surgery, we have Carl Zeiss Operating Microscope which is the world's best microscope from Germany, also used for all complex Vitreoretinal surgeries. Rajan Eye Care Hospital is the one of the few centers in India to use the BIOM (Binocular Indirect Ophthalmic Microscope) to visualize the retina during surgery.New Millennium Vitrectomy 2000 (Oscar Vision Tech) Vitrectomy Machine is used for sophisticated surgeries like removing blood from inside the eye, removing foreign body from the eye, and for complicated retinal detachments.The institute is also equipped with Endo Illuminator, Endo laser and Micro Vitreous instrumentation for advanced vireo retinal surgeries.