The markers for diabetic retinopathy are micro-aneurysms, haemorrhages and exudates. Diabetic retinopathy can be classified as mild, moderate and severe. When exudates, haemorrhages and micro-aneurysms associated with thickening within the foveal area then we term this as Diabetic maculopathy.
The National diabetic screening recommends that diabetics should have their pupils dilated and 2 images per eye taken with a retinal camera. We at Radlett opticians use a stricter criteria for diabetic eye examination using Optomap Ultra-widefield camera, OCT scanners and ERG to diagnose diabetic retinopathy early.