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Diabetic Eye Care Specialist

Janelle L. Davison, OD -  - Comprehensive Eye Care

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center

Janelle L. Davison, OD

Comprehensive Eye Care & Dry Eye and Aesthetic Specialist located in Shops at Belmont, Smyrna, GA

If you live with diabetes, taking great care of your eye health is extremely important. Janelle Davison, OD, and her team at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center in Smyrna, Georgia, offer excellent diabetic eye care. From early screening to treatment and follow-up care, the team is dedicated to preserving vision in all patients, especially those navigating diabetes. Learn more during your face-to-face consultation. Online booking is available, or you can always call to find a time that fits your busy life.

Diabetic Eye Care Q & A

Why do diabetics need special eye health care?

Diabetes is a disease in which your body either doesn’t produce insulin or can’t make use of the volume of insulin that is produced. Without insulin, the glucose that travels through your bloodstream can’t access cells, where it works to fuel all cellular functions.

That glucose also builds up in your blood, which damages the tiny blood vessels located in your eyes. This process is gradual, and you can sustain serious damage long before symptoms arise. 

The most important thing you can do to preserve your eye health is to take steps to treat your diabetes. Equally important is scheduling routine diabetic eye exams, which allow your eye health team to screen for problems in the earliest possible stages. 

People with diabetes have an increased risk of the following eye health issues:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Nonproliferative retinopathy 
  • Macular edema
  • Proliferative retinopathy

Routine eye exams can detect many of these problems, helping you begin treatment as swiftly as possible. 

How are diabetic eye issues diagnosed?

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center offers advanced screening technology to search for factors that place your eye health at risk.

The RETevalⓇ diagnostic system is a hand-held mobile electrophysiology device that helps your eye care team assess your retinal function. The process is painless and quick, using a soft eyecup to position the device in front of your eye. Dynamic luminance allows for screening either with or without dilated pupils. 

Electroretinogram (ERG) testing looks closely at the rods, cones, and light sensitive cells within your eyes to assess how well those cells respond to light. This screening option is a great tool in diagnosing both inherited and acquired retinal disorders. 

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging tool that uses light waves to create cross-section images of your retina. This allows your specialist to measure the thickness of each layer of the retina, which assists in the diagnostic process. 

The ColorDxⓇ CCT HD system from Konan Medical USA delivers high precision, computer-administered vision diagnostics.  

What treatments help diabetics manage eye health issues?

Your care team will explain all available treatment options for your specific eye health issues. You’ll work with Dr. Davison to create a customized treatment plan, and the entire team supports you as you move through treatment. 

Diabetic education is an essential component. When you begin working with the Brilliant Eyes VIsion Center team, patient education is part of the process from day one. Knowing how to prevent eye health issues is important, as is knowing how to treat and support your eye health if and when an issue arises. 

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center offers additional support for diabetic patients. You’ll learn about the importance of nutrition, dental care, and podiatry care, as well as eye health supports. This kind of comprehensive care helps you achieve positive outcomes in all aspects of diabetic care. 

Learn more during your personalized consultation. You can book online or over the phone today, so don’t delay.