• How is a diabetic retinopathy exam performed?


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    How is a diabetic retinopathy exam performed?


    Answer:

    The diabetic retinopathy exam is a comprehensive eye exam that includes a dilated retinal exam with special microscopes and lenses. The retina at the back of the eye is like the film in a camera and it makes the picture and sends the signal to the brain. With specialized instruments in the office the ophthalmologist can see the retina in great detail in order to assess the potential changes that diabetic retinopathy causes.


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