At this moment it is a well established fact that it is critical for all patients with Diabetes to have eye exams at planned regular intervals. Only with early detection and treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy is it possible to preserve vision and prevent severe vision loss for most patients. The National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute have funded large scale, multi-center, controlled studies in order to develop treatment guidelines for Diabetic Retinopathy. These studies include:
the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)
the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
the Diabetic Retinopathy Study (DRS)
the Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study (DRVS)
After having a thorough eye examination with Drs. Alterman, Modi and Wolter, they are able to use the results of these studies to guide patients in the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy since with early treatment it is possible for patients with Diabetic Retinopathy to minimize their risk of vision loss by as much as 50%.
Please contact Seeta Eye Centers at (845) 485-5712 to learn more about the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Poughkeepsie.