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When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes if present

The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve , blood vessels, and other parts for diseases.
So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that.

In brief: Yes if present

The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve , blood vessels, and other parts for diseases.
So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you are diabetic let your ophthalmologist know you are diabetic.

In brief: Yes

If you are diabetic let your ophthalmologist know you are diabetic.
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: If they look for it

Yes, if the dr. Is made aware that you have diabetes, etc, once the eyes are dilated they can simply check for retinopathy as part of your eye exam.
Best wishes.

In brief: If they look for it

Yes, if the dr. Is made aware that you have diabetes, etc, once the eyes are dilated they can simply check for retinopathy as part of your eye exam.
Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
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