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How is a diabetic retinopathy exam performed?
The diabetic retinopathy exam involves a thorough eye exam, including a dilated retinal exam with both slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy. These methods of examining the retina with special microscopes and lenses in the office allow the ophthalmologist to see the retina in great detail in order to assess the potential changes that diabetic retinopathy causes.
Answered by: Abdhish Bhavsar, MD
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Answered: Nov 23, 2010
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