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Diabetic Eye Exams at Macha Eye Care in Central Indiana

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Making Your Ocular Health a Priority

Diabetes is a severe chronic disease that occurs due to your body’s inability to produce and effectively use insulin. Unregulated insulin results in high blood pressure and can damage internal organs, blood vessels, and nerves.

Diabetes can harm the whole body, but particularly the small blood vessels in the feet, hands, and eyes.

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Specialized Technology to Ensure Proper Care

Diabetes can put you at a higher risk for a variety of eye problems that often occur without symptoms. Diabetes-related eye diseases, if left untreated, can cause irreversible damage and vision loss.
The best and most effective way to detect and diagnose diabetes-related eye diseases is through frequent eye exams with an optometrist. Those with diabetes should have comprehensive eye exams at least once a year to help protect and preserve their health.

We use specialized diagnostic tools to examine your eyes and ensure we have all the information necessary to diagnose and treat them effectively. Some of the technology we use includes:

Diabetic Eye Disease

If diabetes is not managed correctly, blood glucose and insulin levels can spike and dip, creating stress on the body. These unregulated levels can damage the small blood vessels in the retina, known as diabetic retinopathy.

When diabetic retinopathy occurs, the blood vessels become weak, resulting in retinal hemorrhages and fluid accumulation. In advanced stages, new, abnormal blood vessels grow, burst, and leak blood and other fluids into the eye, leading to scarring and vision loss.

Diabetic macular edema is swelling and fluid accumulation in the macula, the central most part of the retina. Because the macula is responsible for central, detailed vision, damage causes noticeable vision loss.

Macular edema occurs as a result of poorly controlled blood sugar and insulin levels. If left untreated, diabetic macular edema often leads to blindness and permanent damage.

If your diabetes leads to an eye condition, we can refer you to an ophthalmologist specializing in retina diseases.

For diabetic retinopathy, laser photocoagulation can be used to target and seal weak blood vessels. This technique is used to stop blood and fluid from leaking into the eye, leading to scarring and vision loss.

Dr. Macha and his associates can refer you to a retinal specialist for diabetic macular edema treatment, which can involve intraocular injections referred to as anti-VEGF therapy.

The most effective treatment for diabetic eye disease is prevention. Annual comprehensive eye examinations with your optometrist and proper management of your diabetes with your physician are vital to maintaining good overall health.

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Westfield

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651 East 191st Street
Westfield, IN 46074

Fountain Square

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1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
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Anderson

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1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
9 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

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Our Address

651 East 191st Street
Westfield, IN 46074

Contact Information

Our Address

1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Hours

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Contact Information

Address

1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
9 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

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