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Is there a medicine to help control diabetic retinopathy?

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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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

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?

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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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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What is diabetic retinopathy?

What is diabetic retinopathy?

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. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic retinopathy?

Uncontrolled Diabete: Diabetic retinopathy comes in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Clinical trials such as the dcct, edic, ukpds, accord, ukpds-hds, field have shown that if glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipids are not controlled diabetic retinopathy can get worse and lead to severe vision loss. Trials such as the etdrs, drs, drvs show that eye physicians can delay blindness. ...Read more

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Can diabetic retinopathy be cured?

No cure yet: Diabetic retinopathy cannot be cured but can be effectively treated and in the last 10 years the treatments have improved dramatically with new surgical instruments for the small percentage that require surgery and several new medications that can improve macular edema (swelling of the retina) and control bleeding. But there's no substitute for good sugar and BP control to slow progression. ...Read more

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How common is diabetic retinopathy?

80% of diabetics: 80% of diabetics who have had diabetes for at least ten years suffer with diabetic retinopathy. Research indicates that at least ninety percent of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy reversible?

No: Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vascular endothelial growth factor) injections if it is detected early enough but although the changes may be stabilized and neovascularization may involute the retinopathy is not reversible. ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

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