Retina Today Article - Diagnosing and Following Diabetic Disease
The number of patients with diabetes is increasing all over the world. As this disease is associated with sight threatening problems such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, eye care professionals play a pivotal role in managing these patients. Diagnostic imaging is critically important for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema and it is equally important for following patients over time. In a recent supplement to Retina Today, Victor H. Gonzalez, MD, of Valley Research Institute in McAllen, Texas, explores the technology necessary to establish a baseline for each patient, how the clinical examination guides the use of imaging, and how to use diagnostic imaging to follow patients over time.
The SPECTRALIS® system is an ophthalmic imaging platform with an upgradable, modular design. This platform allows clinicians to configure each SPECTRALIS to the specific diagnostic workflow in the practice or clinic. Options include: OCT, multiple laser fundus imaging modalities, widefield and ultra-widefield modules, and video angiography. This makes the SPECTRALIS imaging platform an ideal instrument to assist eye care professionals in managing diabetic patients.
Diabetic Macular Edema Disease Education
Retina Today and Eyetube recently released a series on Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). The series features experts like Dr. Dave Brown and Dr. Victor H. Gonzalez, who discuss a number of DME cases and elaborate on the best approaches for diagnosis and treatment: http://retinatoday.com/