How do doctors treat diabetic eye disease?​

Having eye exams more often than once a year, along with management of your diabetes. This means managing your diabetes, which include your HbA1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol; and quitting smoking. Management of blood glucose can help prevent diabetic eye disease and keep it from getting worse. Medicines – Injections to the eye (Intravitreal Injections or Steroid implant)Doctors may treat your eyes with anti-VEGF medicine, such as bevacizumab (Avastin), ranibizumab (Lucentis) or aflibercept (Eylea). These medicines block the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. Anti-VEGF medicines can also stop fluid leaks, which can help treat . An anti-VEGF medicine is injected into your eye in clinic. You'll have several treatments during the first few months, then fewer treatments after you finish the first round of therapy. Anti-VEGF treatments can stop further vision loss and may improve vision in some people. In diabetic eye diseases there is also inflammation. Steroids, such as dexamethasone (Ozurdex Implant) can be used to reduced inflammation and swelling in the retina and macula. A steroid implant is injected into your eye in clinic. The implant slowly releases anti-inflammatory medication which then reduces inflammation and swelling in the retina and macula. The implant lasts for 3-4 months and you may need further treatment later. With an injection treatment, your doctor will use medicine to numb your eyes so you don’t feel any pain or pain is minimal.  Laser TreatmentLaser treatment, also called photocoagulation, creates tiny burns inside the eye with a beam of light. This method treats leaky blood vessels and extra fluid, called edema. Your doctor usually provides this treatment during several visits, using medicine to numb your eyes. Laser treatment can keep eye disease from getting worse, which is important to prevent vision loss or blindness. But laser treatment is less likely to bring back vision you’ve already lost. There are two types of ·        Focal/grid laser treatment works on a small area of the retina to treat diabetic macular edema.·        Scatter laser treatment, also called Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP), covers a larger area of the retina. This method treats the growth of abnormal blood vessels, called proliferative diabetic retinopathy. VitrectomyVitrectomy is a surgery to remove the clear gel that fills the center of the eye, called the vitreous gel. The procedure treats problems with severe bleeding or scar tissue caused by proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Scar tissue can force the retina to peel away from the tissue beneath it, like wallpaper peeling away from a wall – leading to a retinal detachment. A retina that comes completely loose, or detaches, can cause blindness.During vitrectomy, a clear salt solution is gently pumped into the eye to maintain eye pressure during surgery and to replace the removed vitreous. Vitrectomy is done in a surgery center or hospital with pain medicine. Cataract Lens SurgeryYour doctor can remove the cloudy lens in your eye, where the cataract has grown, and replace it with an artificial lens. People who have cataract surgery generally have better vision afterward if there is no vision loss from diabetic eye disease. After your eye heals, you may need a new prescription for your glasses. Your vision following cataract surgery may also depend on treating any damage from diabetic retinopathy or macular edema.  Where can I have diabetic eye disease treatment? With a team of specialists with more than 20 years of experience, you can be assured when using our eyes services.Packages for diabetic eye diseases:- Standard package: 1,868,000 VND- Essential Package: 3,394,000 VND- Expanded Package: 5,684,000 VND American Eye Center strictly complies with all regulations on the prevention and control of COVID-19.You can be completely assured when visiting and treating at the clinic. 📌Book now at: https://m.me/americaneyecentervn American Eye Center🏢 Address: 5th Floor, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu ward, District 7, HCMC☎️ Hotline: 028 5413 6758 / 0938 136 758✉️ Email: web@americaneyecentervn.com  ​

WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?

 What Is Presbyopia?  Presbyopia is when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close. It is a normal part of aging. In fact, the term “presbyopia” comes from a Greek word which means “old eye.” You may start to notice presbyopia shortly after age 40. You will probably find that you hold reading materials farther away in order to see them clearly. What Causes Presbyopia? Your clear lens sits inside the eye behind your colored iris. It changes shape to focus light onto the retina so you can see. When you are young, the lens is soft and flexible, easily changing shape. This lets you focus on objects both close-up and far away. After age 40, the lens becomes more rigid. It cannot change shape as easily. This makes it harder to read, thread a needle, or do other close-up tasks. There is no way to stop or reverse the normal aging process that causes presbyopia. However, presbyopia can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. People who have trouble seeing both near and far may benefit from progressive lenses. In the future, presbyopia can be treated with eye drops. If you do not correct presbyopia, you may be bothered by headaches and eye strain. The surgery method to correct presbyopia PRELEX is a method to replace the aging lens with a high-tech multifocal intraocular lens. Used to permanently treat presbyopia.This treatment also help prevent the development of cataracts. To make an appointment about PRELEX, please contact:Hotline: 0​938 136 758Address: 5th Floor, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu ward, District 7, HCMC

Top 5 tips to prevent diabetic eye diseases 

1/ Get a comprehensive dilated eye examination from your ophthalmologist at least once a yearIn its early stages, . A  allows your  to examine more thoroughly the retina and optic nerve for signs of damage before you notice any change to your vision. Regularly monitoring your eyes’ health allows your ophthalmologist to begin treatment as soon as possible if signs of disease do appear. 2. Control your blood sugarWhen your blood sugar is too high, it can affect the shape of your eye’s lens, causing blurry vision, which goes back to normal after your blood sugar stabilizes. High blood sugar can also damage the blood vessels in your eyes. Maintaining good control of your blood sugar helps prevent these problems. 3. Maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levelsHigh blood pressure and high cholesterol can put you at greater risk for eye disease and vision loss. Keeping both under control will not only help your eyes but your overall health. 4. Quit smokingIf you , your risk for diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes-related eye diseases is higher. Giving up tobacco will help reduce that risk. 5. Exercise is good for your eyes. It’s also good for your diabetes. Regular exercise can help your eyes stay as healthy as possible while helping to control your diabetes. If you have diabetes, you can preserve good vision. Make sure you actively manage your disease with your ophthalmologist so that you reduce your risk of eye disease. American Eye CenterHotline: 0903 126 758 | 028 5413 6758Address: 5th Floor, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu ward, D7, HCMC​

Why is my eyelid twitching​

If you have ever had an eyelid twitch for an extended period of time, you know how annoying it is. It comes on suddenly, and can last for a minute, hours, days or even longer. Most common eyelid twitches are harmless and do not affect your vision. However, there are some rare neurological problems that can make eyelid muscles contract, making it hard to open the eye, or affect the face muscles. Here are some steps you can take to make it go away:Get some sleep- Eyelid twitches often happen to people when they are overly tired.Reduce stress and screen time- Being under stress and eye strain can cause eyelid twitching.Cut back on caffeine- As a stimulant, caffeine can cause eyelid spasms.“Moisturize” the eyes- In some cases, having dry irritated eyes can lead to eyelid spasms. If these methods do not help, see your eye doctor.Hotline: 028 5413 6758 / 0938 136 758Email: web@americaneyecentervn.com​

Increased digital screen time during COVID-19 may worsen myopia epidemic​

“The parents of children in my practice are worried about increased screen time during the pandemic, and I am seeing more children with worsening myopia in the past 6 months” , says Dr Nam Tran Pham of American Eye Center Vietnam. In a survey recently conducted by the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition, the percentage of children spending 4 or more hours per day using electronic devices increased from 21% to 44% when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The increased near work combined with decreased outdoor time makes Myopia Control (with Atropine therapy or Ortho-K lenses) more important than ever before. The goal of Myopia Control therapy is to slow myopia progression during the most active growth years so that fewer children will develop high myopia and avoid the blinding consequences that can occur later in life. Multiple studies have shown long-term safety and effectiveness of low-dose Atropine and Ortho-K lenses to treat children who have myopia that is progressing.   Other eye symptoms related to overuse of screens are discomfort or pain while reading, headaches, tired eyes, dry eyes, blinking/twitching eyes, and problem focusing. What parents can do- Establish daily schedules for your children, minimizing recreational screen time and reserving computer time only for digital learning. There are digital apps that allow parents to set limits, restricting the time of screen usage per day or per session.- Free time should be away from screens, playing outside as much as possible, but also including reading, arts/crafts and playing with non-digital games/toys.- At study desk, provide good lighting in a location that allows the eyes to look far away during breaks, such as looking out of a window. Screen lighting should feel comfortable, not too bright and not too dim, and the computer should never be used in a dark room.- Screen time should include regular distance vision breaks, following the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.- No screen time at all for children younger than 2 years and no more than 30 minutes a day for children 2 to 5 years old.- Encourage activities outdoors at least 1 hour every day. To book an appointment, please contact:☎ Hotline: 0938 136 758 / 028 5413 6758✉ Email: web@americaneyecentervn.com​

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