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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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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can there be any medicine in allopathy to control diabetic retinopathy?

Can there be any medicine in allopathy to control diabetic retinopathy?

Nothing Proven .: Diabetic retinopathy is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It impairs vision because years of high blood sugars damage the fine blood vessels in the retina causing bleeding and swelling. The only proven treatments for preserving vision are laser, intraocular injections, and surgery. Studies have shown that tight control of glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is there anything in allopathy to control diabetic retinopathy?

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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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 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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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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Whats diabetic retinopathy?

Whats diabetic retinopathy?

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. ...Read more

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How is diabetic retinopathy treated?

How is diabetic retinopathy treated?

Laser, surgery, etc.: Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the vessels at the back of the eye leak, and there is risk of scar, bleeding, vision loss, retinal detachment. All of these are addressed in different ways with laser, injected pharmaceuticals, surgery and improvement in the general care of the diabetes. This needs close follow up with a retinal ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the different types of diabetic retinopathy?

What are the different types of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy: An earlier stage of diabetic retinopathy is nonproliferative and is treated w glucose control/observation. A more severe form is proliferative or neovascular, requiring laser. There is also macular edema, requiring laser. Other treatments: avastin. ...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