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What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are disorganized and of poor quality. They grow into the gel that fills the eye called the vitreous. This causes the vitreous to contract and pulls the retina off the back to the eye. That is a tractional retinal detachment. It often needs surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for diabetic retinopathy to cause retinal detachment?

How long is it supposed to it take for diabetic retinopathy to cause retinal detachment?

Rarely occurs: Most cases, retinopathy does not cause detachment. This happens usually when the diabetic retinopathy is so severe that hemorrhage and scarring develop that causes the retina to be pulled up with the scar tissue. By then, patients will usually have been followed by a retinal specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to implant bionic sub-retinal photoreceptors close to damaged retinal cells from trauma or diabetic retinopathy to make them function better?

Is it possible to implant bionic sub-retinal photoreceptors close to damaged retinal cells from trauma or diabetic retinopathy to make them function better?

Maybe: Currently the argus ii is fda approved for use in eyes for a stringent subset of retinitis pigmentosa patients however, they have looked at implants for use in patients with other photoreceptor diseases such as macular degeneration. Who knows if the indications will extend to other things. There is a group on germany who is looking at subretinal implants. Argus ii is a epiretinal implant. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more

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What can I use for diabetic retinopathy if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for diabetic retinopathy if I don't have a doctor?

Find a doctor: Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Any damage produced by this condition is irreversible. The best treatment is prevention by having regular dilated eye exams. You must find an eye doctor who treats diabetic eye disease as soon as you can and have your eyes examined. ...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?

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

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How to reverse background diabetic retinopathy?

Control: Control your blood sugar with the help of your primary care provider or endocrinologist. Stay on top of your eye disease by seeing a retina specialist. Diet and exercise are also helpful lifestyle modifications. ...Read more

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When in diabetes does diabetic retinopathy occur?

When in diabetes does diabetic retinopathy occur?

Depends : Most young diabetics will take at least 5 years before the diabetes can affect the retina- the light sensitive eye that is most commonly involved. Adult onset diabetics usually already have some form of eye disease at diagnosis. The chance of retinopathy is dependent on duration of disease, the amount of control of blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol and other co-existing diseases. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is diabetic retinopathy is curable?

In early stages. : Most forms of diabetic retinopathy are highly treatable with good prognosis if caught in its early stages. Therefore, every diabetic should have an annual dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist or retina specialist to screen for onset of diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Background diabetic retinopathy, can this be reversed?

Background diabetic retinopathy, can this be reversed?

Daibetic retinopathy: Retinopathy (r) is seen in diabetic patients. It's an example of microangiopathy (m) in diabetes. M is affected not only by glucose control, it is affected more by BP as you can see in the slide. Good control of both BP and glucose levels are keys to the prevention of r. As seen in the image, BP control more importan.T for your answer about r in a particular patient, see an ophthalmologist. ...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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more