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What is Local Ophthalmologist

If you have diabetes, it’s very important to work with a local ophthalmologist to ensure you aren’t experiencing diabetes-related complications such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. A local ophthalmologist is a doctor who performs surgery on patients who have eye conditions or diseases. A local ophthalmologist is different from a local optometrist, because a local ophthalmologist can perform surgery. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, blood glucose control is very important. Patients with poorly controlled blood glucose levels are at a higher risk of developing foot problems, diabetic retinopathy, kidney and heart disease, glaucoma and more. If your local family physician thinks that you could benefit from seeing a local ophthalmolobist, they can refer you.

Laser refractive surgery or laser eye surgery has become increasingly popular, and is constantly advancing with new technology. If you’re looking to get rid of glasses and contacts, there are three types of laser eye surgeries that are available. All three of these laser refractive surgeries have one thing in common, and that is that they’re reshaping the front part of the eye called the cornea. 1. PRK was the first laser refractive surgery, and it’s still performed today. During PRK laser eye surgery, the ophthalmologist removes the epithelium (the surface of the eye) and applies an excimer laser to resurface, blade or vaporize the tissue on the surface of the cornea. There’s a much longer recovery time after the PRK procedure as compared to SMILE or LASIK

Seeing your local ophthalmologist and/or local optometrist is one of the ways you can ensure that your blood glucose levels are well controlled and you can protect your kidneys and other organs. In addition, a local optometrist or ophthalmologist can be the first person to detect diabetes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye. If you have more questions about how a local ophthalmologist can help you manage your diabetes and detect diseases such as glaucoma, talk to your local pharmacist, family physician or local endocrinologist. You’ll receive your intravitreal eye injections at the ophthalmologist’s office, and the procedure will take between 15 and 30 minutes.

A macular pucker occurs when a wrinkle suddenly develops in the centre of the light-sensitive tissue of the retina. The macula is the centre of the vision, and when it is puckered or wrinkled, there is often blurring of vision, distortion of vision or sometimes discrepancy in the image size between two eyes. This scar tissue can’t heal on its own. Most macular pucker is related to aging, but can also be caused by a detached retina, uveitis (inflammation of the eye), eye injury or diabetic retinopathy.

Macular pucker symptoms include objects looking wavy and trouble seeing details. To make a diagnosis, your ophthalmologist will do an examination and determine if there’s enough of a macular pucker to justify a referral to a vitreoretinal surgeon. In some cases, a macular pucker does not require treatment. The scar tissue that causes the macular pucker separates from the retina, and the macular pucker clears up on its own. The surgical technique used to repair macular pucker is called pars plana vitrectomy.

The ophthalmologist will use local or general anesthesia, go into the eye and remove the vitreous gel, then use tiny forceps remove the wrinkle that has grown on the surface of the macula during a pars plana vitrectomy. The success rate of macular pucker repair to stabilize vision is quite high – up to 70% of patients report improved vision. Talk to your ophthalmologist about the best treatment for you.

A macular pucker occurs when a wrinkle suddenly develops in the centre of the light-sensitive tissue of the retina. The macula is the centre of the vision, and when it is puckered or wrinkled, there is often blurring of vision, distortion of vision or sometimes discrepancy in the image size between two eyes. This scar tissue can’t heal on its own.

Causes of Macular Pucker

Most macular pucker is related to aging, but can also be caused by a detached retina, uveitis (inflammation of the eye), eye injury or diabetic retinopathy. Macular pucker symptoms include objects looking wavy and trouble seeing details. You may notice a cloudy or grey area in your central vision, or even have a blank spot. 

eye-surgeryTo make a diagnosis, your ophthalmologist will do an examination and determine if there’s enough of a macular pucker to justify a referral to a vitreoretinal surgeon. In some cases, a macular pucker does not require treatment. The scar tissue that causes the macular pucker separates from the retina, and the macular pucker clears up on its own.

 

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