- Diabetic screening eye exams: diabetic patients are recommended to have a dilated eye exam at least yearly by an Eye M.D. to check for signs of diabetes affecting your eyes, which may also be a sign of what’s going on in your body. Learn more about diabetic eye disease.
- Glaucoma treatment and screening: glaucoma is the number one cause of painless and irreversible blindness in the United States, and it can be treated with early detection and intervention. Although medical treatment is usually the first line of treatment, laser and surgical options can also be considered for advanced cases. Learn more about glaucoma.
- Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) eye screening: this anti-arthritis drug and other high-risk medications such as steroids, ethambutol, INH or isoniazid, and interferon can have serious ocular side effects that should be monitored by an Eye M.D. at regular intervals.
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