Mega diabetic camp held in Dwarka

A mega diabetic camp was held at Dr Khanna’s diabetes speciality center at sector-12, Dwarka. The camp was a huge success as diabetics from all over Dwarka and neighbourhood start pouring in since morning.a total no of around 200 diabetic patients availed the facility of camp. There was many examination available at the camp including diabetic retinopathy screening, bone densitometery exam, BMI, blood sugar, dietitian was available for advise, medicines were available on subsidised rates, a specially trained diabetes counsellor was also there. A healthy diabetic drink was served to all participants. Dr Amitabh Khanna told that diabetes retinopathy is a very common and dreaded complication.for which a regular screening is a must. But mostly people dont do it so in association with Delhi opthalmological society this camp was organised and it will be repeated at regular intervals. Dr Rohit Nanda ophthalmologist examined the retina of about 80 patients. The huge crowd was well managed by Dr Anupama Khanna .
Know about diabetic retinopathy

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in  adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In some people with diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision.
If you have diabetic retinopathy, at first you may not notice changes to your vision. But over time, diabetic retinopathy can get worse and cause vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes.

Who is at risk for diabetic retinopathy?
All people with diabetes–both type 1 and type 2–are at risk. That’s why everyone with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Between 40 to 45 percent of  diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy. If you have diabetic retinopathy, your doctor can recommend treatment to help prevent its progression.

During pregnancy, diabetic retinopathy may be a problem for women with diabetes. To protect vision, every pregnant woman with diabetes should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam as soon as possible. Your doctor may recommend additional exams during your pregnancy.

What can I do to protect my vision?

If you have diabetes get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year

Does diabetic retinopathy have any symptoms?

Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, nor is there any pain. Don’t wait for symptoms. Be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.

Treatment

How is diabetic retinopathy treated?

During the first three stages of diabetic retinopathy, no treatment is needed, unless you have macular edema. To prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy, people with diabetes should control their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol.

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