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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 (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...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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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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How many different people in the united states suffer from diabetic retinopathy?

Prevalent: Very prevalent. Some reports have stated that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new blindness in persons aged 25-74 years old in the us. ...Read more

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If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

Surgery: You don't mention the type of surgery you need. Ideally to have surgery your blood pressure should be well controlled ...Read more

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Does type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy qualify you for a medical marijuana?

Does type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy qualify you for a medical marijuana?

No way, dude!: There is no medical indication for the use of marijuana in diabetic retinopathy nor type 2 diabetes - although i get this request a few times a week practicing in a state that has no legal medical marijuana. The effects of marijuana: increased appetite, mellow feeling, and slowing down are the opposite of what you need. You need to be dieting and exercising to lose weight. ...Read more

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I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye. I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye.  I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

Better control key: The most important thing to improve or prevent retinopathy is better blood sugar control. You don't need an Insulin pump to do this. You should be on basal/bolus Insulin regimen (lantus (insulin glargine) once or twice daily, Humalog not humulin before each meal). If this does not improve blood sugars well enough, then one can consider an Insulin pump. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is retinopathy?

What is retinopathy?

See below: Retinopathy is a disease of the retina (pathology of the retina), there are many many causes, and thus treatments and prognosis depends on the type of retinopathy you are talking about. ...Read more

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