Diabetes and Your Eyes

Dr. David Mitchell, OD, discusses how diabetes affects the eyes.

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Dr. David Mitchell, OD, discusses how diabetes affects the eyes.
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Featuring Dr. David Mitchell, OD

Duration: 34 seconds

Diabetes is a multi-organ disease and from the eye standpoint it's the leading cause of blindness.

We use our digital scanning ophthalmoscope to photograph the retina on each visit to look for early signs of leakage or hemorrhage.

If those signs are there our patient will be referred to an ophthalmologist to get that sealed up, in order to protect their vision, and from there they'll be seeing their GP or endocrinologist to further look into the signs of the diabetes.

Presenter: Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Optometrist

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