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Dr. Amit Gupta

MD, FACS Ophthalmologist Scarborough, ON


Dr. Gupta is board certified in ophthalmology and fellowship trained in vitreo-retinal surgery. After almost 30 years in the United States he is returning to his home in Toronto to be closer to his Family. He completed medical school from Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now part of Drexel University) with many awards. His ophthalmology residency was from The Eye and Ear Institute at University of Pittsburg. A surgical retina fellowship was completed from Crozer-Chester Hospital in Philadelphia. During his fellowship Dr. Gupta helped developed the MAVE—a Multi-Axis Vision Evaluator.

Dr. Gupta had a private practice in the Poconos, in eastern ennsylvanian and was chairman of the Dept. of Ophthalmology at the Pocono Health System and the Eye-Trauma surgeon for St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. Dr. Gupta was a Principal Investigator in human trials for Lucentis and its use in Wet Macular Degeneration. Prior to starting his career in medicine, Dr. Gupta worked in the Silicone Valley as a computer engineer. He holds a degree in computer engineering from McMaster University and patents in both engineering and medicine.

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Dr. Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist, talks about what patients can expect when coming in to get laser eye treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

After having laser in the eye, what you can expect is a short period, about 10 to 15 minutes, of discolouration of your vision, which starts out as a purple colour and then slowly fades into a red or pink colour, and eventually becomes normal vision in about 15 minutes.

Aside from that, very, very rarely, we’ll see somebody have a headache enough that they need Tylenol, but nothing more than that. In addition, you should have someone to drive you afterwards, to get home. You are allowed to use a cell phone, you are allowed to use your computer, read a book, watch TV. Once the dilation wears off, you are free to do everything, there are no restrictions in activities. If you find any problems, which are extremely rare, such as tremendous number of floaters, or anything that you think is a vision loss, you should immediately get help, as you should in any time that this type of thing happens.

For more information about laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy, talk to your eye doctor.

Presenter: Dr. Amit Gupta, Ophthalmologist, Scarborough, ON

Local Practitioners: Ophthalmologist

Dr. Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist, talks about the risks to vision if diabetic retinopathy is not treated and well controlled

The risks of not treating your eyes and not controlling the diabetic retinopathy are many. You can have blurring of vision, you can have loss of vision—some of which is recoverable once you start treatment.

But you can also have permanent loss of side vision or centre vision in a way that can’t be recovered. If ignored long enough the doctor can help you but maybe not enough.

You can also have bleeding inside the eye that will completely blot out your vision. It can be extremely sudden, so that you wake up one morning and you say “I can’t see out of my eye.” It can also cause tearing above the retina with growth blood vessels that maybe can be fixed by surgery and may be not even fixable despite good surgery.

For more information on the risks of untreated diabetic retinopathy, talk to your eye doctor.

Presenter: Dr. Amit Gupta, Ophthalmologist, Scarborough, ON

Local Practitioners: Ophthalmologist

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