At Mona Vale Eye Centre, we can perform a digital fluorescein angiogram to instantly diagnose proliferative diabetic retinopathy. We have a high definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) to detect subtle swelling of the retina (macular oedema).
When severe diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed and requires treatment, we have a laser to institute the treatment. Macular edema is treated with a combination of laser and eye injections called Lucentis.
For more information about diabetic retinopathy, visit the National Eye Institute.