Diabetic Disease of the Retina
Diabetes is one of the major causes of blindness in the United States and throughout the world. In the same way that people with severe diabetes lose their toes or fingers because of a severe lack of blood flow to their limbs, diabetes also inhibits proper blood flow to the back of the eye (retina), which can lead to the following:
- Formation of multiple small hemorrhages
- Formation of new (abnormal) blood vessels
- Severe bleeding
- Detachment and scarring of the retina, which leads to permanent blindness
The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with the latest technology in the detection and close monitoring of diabetic retinal disease. A fundus camera with capability to perform Fluorescein Angiography by Carl Zeiss Meditec, which incorporates the most advanced technology into its products, provides Dr. Soroudi with detailed information about the severity of a disease and the areas of involvement. This helps him with making the right decision about the timing and the modality of treatment, as well as the aggressiveness of the necessary treatment.
The center is also equipped with a Stratus Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Device, also by Carl Zeiss Meditec, which provides extremely detailed information about the thickness of the center of the retina. The OCT allows Dr. Soroudi to monitor the progress of his laser treatments with extreme accuracy and incredible detail. This technology is the "gold-standard" in the management of diabetic retinopathy in the world today.
It has been discovered that the application of heat to the retina with a laser can help prevent the progression of the disease and improve vision. To this end, Dr. Soroudi has extensive experience in early diagnosis and treatment of all levels of diabetic retinopathy, and the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art Argon Laser by Carl Zeiss Meditec to treat such a disease immediately and in the convenience of the office environment.
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By early detection, providing pan-retinal photocoagulation, and controlling patients' blood sugar, we can now help prevent disastrous complications of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Soroudi can explain your unique treatment options during a personal consultation. To schedule an appointment at our Los Angeles or Encino office, contact a Los Angeles eye doctor at the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center today.