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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Can blind you: Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication for diabetes. It involves the elevated glucose stimulating new, fragile, blood vessels to form under th ... Read More
Dr. Damien Luviano
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Risk for Blindness: Diabetic retinopathy can be divided in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Non-proliferative can become proliferative if glucose levels (hem ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
Control Risk Factors: Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy. Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Bad: Diabetic retinopathy is caused by blood vessel damage due to high sugar levels. It can cause leakage of fluid from vessels causing swelling. It can ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Diabetes and eye: Diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels in the eye, resulting in small areas of bleeding and fluid leakage. This is commonly referred to as ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
Control Risk Factors: Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy. Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncontrolled Diabete: Diabetic retinopathy comes in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Clinical trials such as the dcct, edic, ukpds, accord, ukpds-hds, field ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
High blood sugar: Over many years causes the retinal blood vessels to be "leaky." fluid and blood collects in your retina and distorts your vision - this needs treatmen ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with a variety of treatments. New treatments have done a much better job of improving vision than older treatment ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
50 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
80% of diabetics: 80% of diabetics who have had diabetes for at least ten years suffer with diabetic retinopathy. Research indicates that at least ninety percent of the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vince Wilson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the stage: In the early stages of the disease, regular monitoring by and opthalmologist is typical. If the disease advances and blood vessels in the eye leak, l ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Fried
64 years experience Diabetology
Diabetic control: The treatment of diabetic retinopathy involves both full evaluation by an eye specialist and possibly such things as laser treatment and a very seriou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam.: An eye doctor, usually an ophthalmologist or a specialist in the diseases of the retina, diagnosis diabetic retinopathy through a careful eye exam tha ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
All Diabetics: All diabetics are at risk, but the risk is decreased by aggressive control of diabetes. Watch your diet, exercise, and work with your doctor to get th ... Read More
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