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diabetic retinopathy and bleeding in the eye

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
18 years experience Ophthalmology
The Retina: Diabetes damages the vasculature of the entire body. However, smaller vessels such as those in the eyes, kidneys, and heart, brain, and nerves are aff ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Retina: Diabetic retinopathy causes bleeding in the retina from leaky damaged blood vessels. The body tries to grow in new blood vessels (neovascularization) ... Read More
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Retina Blood Vessels: Elevated blood sugar and blood pressure over a long period of time damages blood vessels throughout the body. The delicate blood vessels that supply t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Diabetic : Diabetic retinopathy comes in many forms. In general, I do not advise stopping of nsaids or Aspirin in patients with diabetic retinopathy (some of th ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Leng
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Both : Both nsaids and Aspirin can increase bleeding risk. The pain reliever to use that doesn't increase bleeding risk is tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Dr. John Kim answered
22 years experience Ophthalmology
NSAID's : Nsaid's can cause thinning of blood similar to Aspirin but to much less degree. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not have this property.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetic blindnesd: Yes it is. If detected early can slow prevent blindness. Reason all with DM should have an annual eye exam.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Yes- cetainly possible: consult a retinal specialist and check with your endocrinologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norberto Allende-jimenez
Specializes in General Practice
Pre DM2 & retinopath: Couple of great factors to your advantage are your age and that you are not a diabetic. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. My unders ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you are diabetic let your ophthalmologist know you are diabetic.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopath ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: There are different types of diabetic retinopathy as well as different stages of severity. There are also different types of laser surgeries for the ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding: Supplements like ginkgo biloba are not fully investigated by our FDA, but a warning has been made in some papers about its increasing bleeding propert ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Prall
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually fast : Sometimes people will have some eye ache for a few days but most of the time patients are fine the day after laser for diabetic retinopathy.

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