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What happens in an eye exam for diabetic retinopathy?

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To get a better look at the inside of your eye, your doctor might put in eyedrops to widen your pupils. They'll then view the retina with lenses and a special light called a slit lamp. A test called fluorescein angiography can reveal changes in your retinal blood vessels. For this test, the doctor injects a fluorescent yellow dye into one of your veins and then photographs your retina as the dye outlines the blood vessels.

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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