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.
Control your sugars. The best (and only) way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to control blood sugars.
Diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is prevented by controlling the diabetes with diet, exercise, weight control and medicine and keeping the a1c below 7.0.
Blood glucose contro. The better the control of the diabetes the lower the incidence of diabetic retinopathy.
Glucose/Lipid. Keep your glucose and lipid levels within normal limits. Exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
Blood sugar control. When the blood sugar is elevated for an extended period of time, particularly if coupled with high blood pressure, it damages blood vessels throughout the body. In the eye this blood vessel damage can lead to decreased blood flow as well as swelling and bleeding in the retina or the vitreous cavity.
Sugar control. Tight blood sugar control is the best way. Yearly exams of the eye to detect and treat retinopathy are necessary.
Good sugar control. The complications of diabetes are many, and include eye problems like diabetic retinopathy. Most important in preventing this complication is making sure the diabetes is under good control, and following with your eye doctor at least annually for diabetic eye exams.
Annual eye exams. For those not born blind, diabetes is the number one cause of blindness. It is a big deal, and it is often preventable. The best way to prevent it is to have a good, dilated, eye exam done each year or so, usually by an eye doctor. That way, if certain kinds of damage are seen, procedures might be done to prevent the damage from leading to blindness.
No. No fish oil has been proven to be the key to prevent diabetic retinopathy, although fish oil in general has good overall health benefit. The ket to preventing retinopathy is good sugar control through diet, exercise and medication as directed by a physician.
None. Though fish oils have a wide range of benefits, you should focus your efforts on keeping your blood sugar steady and in normal range. Talk to your doctor and demand good information regarding dietary and exercise control of your diabetes. It is her/his job to show you to information that can keep your eyes and the rest of you healthy for as long as possible.
Control Risk Factors. The only proven way to reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy is to tightly control blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. See a medical doctor or endocrinologist for help with this effort.
If diabetic retinopathy is effected due to diabetes, is it curable totally or can we prevent further damage?
Treatable. Hi. Advances in ophthalmology have almost eliminated blindness due to diabetes. However, I would say prevention always trumps treatment. Tight diabetes and blood pressure control will PREVENT retinopathy. Once retinopathy is diagnosed, regular follow up with an ophthalmology retinal specialist is advised. Even if retinopathy has been diagnosed, tight control has been shown to reverse or stabilize.
If diabetic retinopathy is affected due to diabetes, is it curable totally or can we prevent further damage?
2 things to do. Hi. Diabetic retinopathy is devastating and causes way too much blindness. But we've come a long way. Tight diabetes control lessens the risk of, at least, early retinopathy from progressing. Also retinal laser photocoagulation in the hands of experienced ophthalmologists saves eyesight even in advanced diabetic retinopathy. Good diabetes control and a good eye doc...priceless in preserving vision.
Doctor's opinion? My question is if diabetic retinopathy is effected due to diabetes, is it curable totally or can we prevent further damage?
Diabetic retinopathy. (dr) is reversible to some extent. Vision can be preserved or improved with proper treatment. Once microvascular damage has occurred and pericyte death has occurred, the threat of recurrent edema (fluid) and/or ischemia (low oxygen) is always present. Thus to say treatments always cure dr is not accurate. In short, dr treatment is successful in most treated patients.
Key is early.. Ophthalmic manifestations of diabetes are dependent on the severity of long term damage caused to the small blood vessels in the eye. If visually significant manifestations are seen early, then there is good prognosis with treatment. Some diabetics will require mild treatment and remain stable, while others may require extensive treatment and still have continued damage. Key: dilated exam yearly.