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Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Yes: The exact treatment should be under the direction of an ophthalmologist. Often laser treatments are used. Just as important is close conrtol of the diabetes under the direction of your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to thinning of blood vessels in the back of the eye which pouch out (microaneurysms) or leak. This can cause edema or scarring and lead to severe visual loss unless treated. Treatment can be very effective and this is why diabetics are encouraged to get a yearly eye ...Read more


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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injections and a class of drugs called vegf inhibitors have improved treatment. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

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 degeneration, trauma, infection, etc. I would suggest you see a retinal specialist who can diagnose the cause and hopefully treat the problem. ...Read more

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Can alternative medicine effectively treat diabetic retinopathy?

Nope!: You need good medical care, tight control of blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids -- plus frequent visits to a qualified (or even specialized) ophthalmologist. Don't ignore this problem or entrust your case to a non medical entity! ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for type 1(insulin dependent) diabetes.?

What are some alternative therapies for type 1(insulin dependent) diabetes.?

All Type 1 DM need..: Require insulin insulin ! however we've have great success is getting great control with markedly reduced hypoglycemia, brittleness, variability, dawn effect, by use of 2 agents used in adult dm, off label - and published!- by adding glp-1 receptor agonists and sglt-2 inhibitors to insulin see my web site for contact information- you are close to my office- www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective? .

There : There is a spectrum of presentations with diabetic retinopathy (dr). The mildest, aka background or non proliferative dr requires vigilance and improved control of your blood sugar. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy requires intervention usually with laser treatments and close monitoring. It is important to follow up closely with your eye doctor and improve your treatment compliance. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

Many options: It's depends on the degree of abnormalities and what other drugs you are on. One similar drug to Avandia (rosiglitazone) is actos. Otherwise, you might completely switch class and use a different medication. Only your doctor who know you best will be able to recommend the best alternatives for you...But there are many other available options. ...Read more

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Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

GeneControlIsletCell: For type ii, better understanding complex genetic controls is the main focus. There has been some progress using agents which change the response of ppar, esp ?/? & ?, receptors, complex metabolic controls present in most tissues. For type i, ongoing work to grow islet cells in tissue culture, encapsulate them so as to be able to inject them into the abdominal cavity, has had some limited success. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Many: There are a wide variety of treatment options including diet ( low sodium), weight loss, and exercise. There are also numerous pharmacological options available, besides beta blockers. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Yes: Yes recent advances in understanding the relationship between Adenosine metabolism sakowicz-burkiewicz m, pawelczyk t (2011) j physiol pharmacol. 62 (5), 505-12. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Treatment for diabetic retinopathy with laser: how long is recovery time?

Depends: If you have blood in your eye, that will take many weeks or possibly months to clear even with laser treatment. As for the laser itself, usually the blurriness doesn't go away for a few hours because you would have been put on dilating eye drops. ...Read more

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What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injections and a class of drugs called vegf inhibitors have improved treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

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 is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. Treatment options are in-office laser, intraocular injections, and vitrectomy surgery, depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a diabetic retinopathy treatment?

Depends: It depends on the extent of diabetic retinopathy, type of treatment and presence of other comorbidities. There may be no complete recovery in terms of vision restoration. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) should be able to outline stages of recovery from the intervention. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

Minimal: If you are referring to recovery from laser treatments and injections, then it is very quick. I tell patient's that aside from the blurred vision of dilation, they may return to work or routine activity. If you mean how long does it take to get response to laser or injections, that is a different question altogether. Recovering from surgery should it ever get to that takes longer. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective? .

There : There is a spectrum of presentations with diabetic retinopathy (dr). The mildest, aka background or non proliferative dr requires vigilance and improved control of your blood sugar. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy requires intervention usually with laser treatments and close monitoring. It is important to follow up closely with your eye doctor and improve your treatment compliance. ...Read more

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Diabetic retinopathy laser treatment. What is its goal?

Diabetic retinopathy laser treatment. What is its goal?

Depends on problem: There are two types of laser used for diabetic retinopathy, one lighter powered laser to decrease swelling, and one stronger powered laser used to cause abnormally growing blood vessels to regress. The blood vessels themselves aren't layered. Instead, laser scarring of the peripheral retina decreases the stimulus that causes those abnormal vessels to grow. ...Read more

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Can alternative medicine effectively treat diabetic retinopathy?

Nope!: You need good medical care, tight control of blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids -- plus frequent visits to a qualified (or even specialized) ophthalmologist. Don't ignore this problem or entrust your case to a non medical entity! ...Read more

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Who's most at risk for diabetic retinopathy?

Who's most at risk for diabetic retinopathy?

Duration and control: The longer you have diabetes, usually more than 10 years and worse the sugar control is, the higher the risk. Diabetic retinopathy results in leakage and bleeding from retinal blood vessels from years of high blood sugars. Without proper treatment, this can lead to visual impairment ...Read more

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Can eyesight return after having a diabetic retinopathy?

Can eyesight return after having a diabetic retinopathy?

Sometimes: If bleeding inside the eye is the cause, the bleeding may clear (or may need to be removed with surgery), after which vision will return. Also, laser treatment for swelling may result in improvement in vision about 1/3 of the time. ...Read more

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What can be done for clients with diabetic retinopathy?

What can be done  for clients with diabetic retinopathy?

See a retina special: If you mean what kind of treatments are available, there are many. For diabetic macular edema: laser, eye injections of medicine (anti-vegf and steroids). For proliferative diabetic retinopathy: laser, eye injections of medicine. For vitreous hemorrhage: vitrectomy surgery with laser. For tractional retinal detachment: vitrectomy, with laser and membrane peeling. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine to help control diabetic retinopathy?

Yes: The same medicine that controls the overall blood sugar and diabetic control is what will ultimately control the diabetic retinopathy. However, if there is significant retinopathy, lasers and injections of medicines used to prevent new blood vessel growth are used to control diabetic retinopathy from inside the eye instead of controlling the overall diabetes. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get diabetic retinopathy?

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 is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of type II diabetic retinopathy?

What are the early symptoms of type II diabetic retinopathy?

See below: Early diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms. By the time symptoms occur, the disease is advanced and vision loss may be permanent. It is for this reason that all diabetics should have a dilated examination every year. We are much better at preventing vision loss than restoring lost vision. ...Read more

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Is there anything in allopathy to control diabetic retinopathy?

Nothing Proven: You should see a medical doctor for proven treatments to control your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids. This is the first step in controlling dr. You should also have regular follow-up with an ophthalmologist to detect and treat any damage. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

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 careful evaluation and management. Do not delay or it will be too late! ...Read more

Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...Read more