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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Overview)

Diabetic retinopathy is also known as Diabetic eye problems. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the retina of the eye. There are often no symptoms until the damage is severe.


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What are the complications of diabetic retinopathy ?

What are the complications of diabetic retinopathy ?

Vision loss: Diabetes damages blood vessels. In your feet, it can cause neuropathy, ulcers, and lead to amputation. In your kidneys, it can cause kidney failure and lead to dialysis. In your eyes, it can cause retinal swelling, bleeding, and retinal detachment. These can lead to vision loss and even blindness. The key is to control blood sugars and blood pressure, which can save vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
244 doctors shared insights

Diabetic Retinopathy (Overview)

Diabetic retinopathy is also known as Diabetic eye problems. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the retina of the eye. There are often no symptoms until the damage is severe.


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How long does recovery from diabetic retinopathy laser eye surgery take?

How long does recovery from diabetic retinopathy laser eye surgery take?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by recovery. The changes in vision from the bright light of the laser will recover within minutes. The mild discomfort you may have following panretinal photocoagualtion will go away within a day or two. If you had laser for swelling of the macula and blurred vision, the vision will very slowly improve for many months, up to years form a single treatment. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 1 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 1

Studies have shown that the good control early improves your diabetic consequences later on. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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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Are there symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Are there symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy: The entire clinical spectrum of diabetic retinopathy ranges from no symptoms for mild disease to blurry vision (macular edema) to severe eye pain with blurry vision (neovascular glaucoma) to blindness (traction retinal detachment or severe vitreous hemorrhage). Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 60 here is the United States. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Diabetic complications are reduced when people exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight. ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am i a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am i a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

It depends.: There are many variables that help your ophthalmologist decide which treatment options to use. Depending on the severity and location of the retinopathy and the threat to your vision, treatment can range from periodic observation to use of laser or other treatments in which medicine is injected in the eye. The answer will depend on your unique situation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic retinopathy?

What are the tests for diabetic retinopathy?

Eye exam: The first step is yearly eye exams by a qualified eye doctor. This is the first line of detection. If retinopathy is found, other testing is done to deteine severity and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Eye Problems (Definition)

Diabetic eye problems is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. It occurs in about 80% of diabetics who have had their disease for more than 10 years and can ...Read more


Retinopathy (Definition)

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