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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Exam and testing: Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina. Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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