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Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinopathy: Retinopathy is a general descriptive term used for retinal pathology.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
43 years experience Retinal Surgery
ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
43 years experience Retinal Surgery
ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Age and Diabetes: The most common retinopathies are caused by age (macular degeneration) and diabetes (diabetic retinopathy). There are many others as well.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Treatable!!: Tremendous advances in therapies for this issue, all dictated by extent of changes. Critical you are under care of retinal specialist to counsel you o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Vascular damage: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion. Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
No: Diabetic retinopathy is an overgrowth of small blood vessels in the retina. These vessels interfere with the normal light perception of the eye. An o ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Diabetic retinopathy is very treatable with laser, steroids, and a new class of medicines called vegf inhibitors. The specific treatment needed depen ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Patrianakos
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See below: Extensive scarring of the retina from previous surgery or pathology such as diabetic retinopathy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Leads to 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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Depends: If it's mild, observation. If it's more severe, then laser of the retina. In the most severe cases, then retinal surgery like vitrectomy. Newer treatm ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are di ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vince Wilson
26 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Diabetes, especially when poorly controlled, can cause bood vessel pathology in the back of the eye (retinal). This leads to small and large bleeding ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: Pigmentary retinopathy applies to disorders in which there is a disturbance on the pigmented layer of the retina. The causes are varied and include d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Inherited disease: Stargardt disease is a autosomal recessive, inherited, disease that primarily affects the central vision by means of a mutation in the abca4 gene that ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injection ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
21 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 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser: See a retina specialist, either laser or give it time is the best treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Csr is an eye disease which causes visual impairment, often temporarily, usually in one eye, mostly affecting males in the age group 20 to 50 but whic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Retinopathy: Retinopathy is unfortunately not uncommon in diabetes that is poorly controlled. If that is what you have you must see your eye doctor ASAP for carefu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is due to new abnormal blood vessels growing in the retina. It is a chronic condition that can be managed by anti-angiogenic inje ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Control your sugars: The best (and only) way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to control blood sugars.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Unfortunately not.: While there are ways to slow or treat the disease processes in age-related macular degeneration, particularly the wet form, there is presently no cure ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Blood glucose contro: The better the control of the diabetes the lower the incidence of diabetic retinopathy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Regular follow up: Regular follow and good sugar control. Some recommendations are the following in children with diabetes initial exam: age 10 years (or after 3-5 year ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
About one-third: The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics. The condition is related to how well the diabetes ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Premature birth age: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life- ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Elevated Glucose: Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindnessin working-age adults (age 20-74) diabetic retinopathy (diabetes eye disease) does not have symptoms un ... Read More

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