How can i treat diabetic retinopathy?
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Diabetology 65 years experience
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 serious approach toward controlling your diabetes as closely as possible.
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
See a retina special: Different treatments by a retina specialist include laser, injection of intravitreal medications into the eye, and/or vitrectomy surgery depending on the severity of the disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What is diabetic retinopathy?
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Ophthalmology 24 years experience
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 also cause the vessels to die leading to the retina not getting enough blood. Both of these can permanently impair vision. The best way to avoid this is control of sugars. Many treatments exist for diabetic retinopathy.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2017
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