A yearly dilated retinal eye test is so important - it can detect early signs of a condition known as retinopathy, which is caused by diabetes. Having this test once a year can help your doctor know if you need treatment to prevent further damage.
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Visual acuity testing measures the eye’s ability to focus and to see details at near and far distances. It can help detect vision loss and other problems.
Fluorescein angiograms may be ordered to check for and locate leaking blood vessels in the retina, especially if you have symptoms, such as blurred or distorted vision, that suggest damage to or swelling of the retina.