Just as there are subspecialties in every area of medicine, the field of ophthalmology is made up of eye doctors who may specialize in a certain part of the eye and diseases and conditions that affect that part of the eye. What does it mean to be a retina specialist? A retina specialist is a […]Read More >
By David Rabady, M.D. The effects of diabetes extend well beyond the inability to properly metabolize food. Too-high levels of blood sugar can negatively affect all areas of the body…including the eyes. People who have diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye complications, the most common of which is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy […]Read More >
Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, where he discussed everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here.
Q. My eye doctor told me I may have diabetes. Is it possible to know if I have diabetes with an eye exam? A. Yes, your eyes can be a window into your health. It’s not uncommon that our eye doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region inform a patient of a health problem […]Read More >
A. If your eye exam is taking more than an hour, you’re most likely having a dilated eye exam. During your dilated eye exam, both of your eyes will be inspected for any signs of vision problems and/or eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. The dilated eye exam is a […]Read More >
All About Eyes…Ask an Ophthalmologist By: David Rabady, M.D. Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Will my eyesight be affected? A. Diabetes is a disease that affects all areas of your body—including your eyes. Eye care is especially important for people with […]Read More >
Q. Are there any new treatments in the works for diabetic retinopathy? By: David Rabady, M.D. Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A. Great question. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among those with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in working-age adults. […]Read More >