Visual Impairment due to Diabetes Evaluation
The evaluation of diabetic retinopathy begins with a medical history and physical examination.
The diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy can be made on physical examination of the retina.
Tests that may be used to evaluate diabetic retinopathy include:
- Visual acuity testing
- Color perception testing
- Fluorescein angiogram
- Performed by injecting a dye called fluorescein into a vein in the arm. In seconds the dye travels into the blood vessels of the retina. Fluorescein angiogram is used to detect problems with blood circulation to the retina.
- Glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c)
- Glaucoma testing
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