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How is this diabetic eye disease treatment given?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: See a retina special

A retina specialist is the correct person to treat the different kinds of diabetic retinopathy.
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.

In brief: See a retina special

A retina specialist is the correct person to treat the different kinds of diabetic retinopathy.
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.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pills/insulin, laser

Best way to treat the disease including diabetic retinopathy is glucose control, hypertension control, and lipid control.
Control of a single factor can reduce progression of the disease by 20-50 %. In our diabetes team, rarely do I have to employ lasers, injections because the internal and family medicine doctors are very capable of preventing progression. Goal is hga1c less than 7 in most pt.

In brief: Pills/insulin, laser

Best way to treat the disease including diabetic retinopathy is glucose control, hypertension control, and lipid control.
Control of a single factor can reduce progression of the disease by 20-50 %. In our diabetes team, rarely do I have to employ lasers, injections because the internal and family medicine doctors are very capable of preventing progression. Goal is hga1c less than 7 in most pt.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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