Department of Multidisciplinary Shared Care for Diabetic Eye Disease
● He Eye Specialist Hospital is one of the earliest hospital to establish the Department of Multidisciplinary Shared Care for Diabetic Eye Disease.
● He Eye Specialist Hospital earlier introduced painless minimally invasive vitrectomy technology to fill the technological gap in Northeast China.
● Eye medical institutions using genetic technology to diagnose and treat diabetic eye disease
● He Eye Specialist Hospital’s drug treatment with independent intellectual property
Introduction to the Department:
Department of Multidisciplinary Shared Care for Diabetic Eye Disease of Shenyang He Eye Specialist Hospital was first established to meet the needs of patients with diabetic eye disease, and designed for the multidisciplinary consultations on diabetes. The department has formed a new model of ophthalmic diagnosis and treatment.
While satisfying the needs for diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, the department can provide patients with better personalized guidance on glycemic control and a full range of glycemic control programs covering from nutrition, psychology, exercise, life to genes, which can effectively help the patients stabilize blood sugar, reduce and delay the occurence of complications.
Various eye diseases caused by diabetes, including but not limited to diabetic retinopathy, fundus hemangioma, fundus hemorrhage, dacryocystitis, glaucoma, cataracts, vitreous opacity, optic atrophy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, etc.
What is diabetic retinopathy?
Diabetic patients mainly have abnormal insulin metabolism, causing changes in ocular tissues, nerves and blood vessels, and then a damage to eye nutrition and visual function. The changes in blood composition of diabetic patients causes the vascular endothelial cell dysfunction, and the blood-retinal barrier is damaged as a result. The junctions between retinal capillary endothelial cells or retinal pigment epithelial cells is disassembled, resulting in leakage of small vessels. Microangiopathy in diabetic patients mainly occurs in the retina and kidney, and is the main cause of blindness, renal failure and death.
Dangers of Diabetic Retinopathy:
The diabetic retinopathy include aneurysms, pinpoint hemorrhages, hard exudates, cotton-wool spots, venous beading, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities (IRMA), and macular edema. Massive ischemia can cause retinal or optic disc neovascularization, preretinal hemorrhage and tractional retinal detachment. The patient has the danger of severe visual impairment.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the major causes of blindness.