Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
Local surgeons are educating Boca Raton residents on the importance of regular eye exams and the importance of regular check-ups. Patients with diabetes need to be vigilant about their health, including their eyes.
Dr. Shailesh Gupta is a Board Certified Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon with a private practice, Specialty Retina Center, in Boca Raton, FL. He has extensive surgical and clinical experience; he is often consulted to perform the most difficult and complicated surgeries. Dr. Matthew Pezda, a Board Certified Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon works with patients at Specialty Retina Center to educate them on how to manage their diabetes better. Both Dr. Gupta and Dr. Pezda are now seeing patients in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, expanding their reach and educating more patients on diabetic retinopathy, as well as other eye diseases.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye disease among diabetic patients that becomes more likely, or more severe, when the blood sugar is not adequately controlled. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when damage is done to the small blood vessels in the retina from elevated blood sugar levels. This damage can cause the blood vessels to bleed and leak fluid.
The most important modifiable factor that a diabetic patient has control over is the blood sugar level. Improved blood sugar control will lead to a decreased risk of these types of ocular complications. Ocular treatment of diabetic retinopathy manages the complications of the disease, however, improved blood sugar control addresses the issue at the source.
Diabetic Retinopathy must be taken seriously to avoid blindness; Dr. Gupta and Dr. Pezda have been lecturing on this topic locally in Boca Raton in recent months. "We are interested in educating our patients about their options, and how important it is to manage their diabetes and prevent further damage to their eyes," states Dr. Gupta.
Specialty Retina Center is the doctor’s resource for medical and surgical solutions pertaining to diseases of the retina and vitreous. Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics, including high resolution spectral domain OCT, scanning laser-based angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and a virtually paperless office, Specialty Retina Center delivers cutting edge care in a convenient fashion.