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Diabetic Retinopathy

Oxia Optical can do an Ophthalmologist referral for Diabetic Retinopathy treatment and Vitreoretinal surgery in Cape Town, South Africa. Vitreoretinal surgery is the treatment of disorders related to the retina, vitreous and macula, which includes Diabetic Retinopathy


What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

This form of retinopathy is potentially blinding and is a complication caused by diabetes that results in the damaging of the eyes retina. Unfortunately it affects up to half of all patients diagnosed with diabetes at some point. The good news however is that with timely treatment 90 percent of all of those patients diagnosed with Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy can be saved from going blind.


If you would like us to refer you to Dr. Zoran Aleksic, one of Cape Town's top Ophthalmologists, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

​An Important Note! It is advisable that anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes has an eye examination through dilated pupils at least once a year. To book your dilated pupil diabetes eye exam please go to our Oxia Optical Appointments page to make a booking.

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