Dr Zoran Aleksic and his associates treat Diabetic Retinopathy and perform software assisted smart Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and Vitreoretinal Surgery in Cape Town, South Africa.
What is Diabetic Retinopathy Smart Screening?
Diabetic Retinopathy Smart Screening is the detection of diabetic retinopathy using a software assisted Eye Screening System to make real-time diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening possible. This allows us to quickly and accurately identify Diabetic Retinopathy patients during the patient’s regular exam. This helps us to both identify and ultimately help patients with silently progressing Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy Screening allows for early identification of this treatable eye disease in diabetic patients and enables us to identify and focus on those patients with the greatest need for care.
What is Vitreoretinal Surgery?
Vitreoretinal Surgery is the treatment of disorders related to the retina, vitreous and macula and is often the treatment performed after a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening has picked up signs of Diabetic Retinopathy. We use specialised techniques, instruments and solutions to treat multiple conditions that include retinal detachment, macular degeneration as Diabetic Retinopathy. Retinal and vitreous problems can cause severe loss of vision and even blindness. In some cases, surgery may be beneficial – if done at the right time – and might prevent severe loss of vision.
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eyes retina. It affects half of all patients diagnosed with diabetes.
At first, you may notice no changes in your vision. But, do not let diabetic retinopathy fool you. It could get worse over the years and threaten your good vision. With timely treatment, 90 percent of those with advanced diabetic retinopathy can be saved from going blind.
It is advisable that everyone with diabetes has an eye examination through dilated pupils at least once a year.
What Is A Retina?
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
When light enters the eye, the retina changes the light into nerve signals. The retina then sends these signals along the optic nerve to the brain.
Without a retina, the eye cannot communicate with the brain, making vision impossible.