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Mention some of the causes for diabetic retinopathy.
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
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In brief: High blood sugar
Diabetic retinopathy is a type of damage that occurs to the back of eye (retina) when blood sugar is high.
When blood sugar is high, new fragile blood vessels are formed. This leads to increased risk of bleeding and swelling. The result is the vision can be lost, sometimes permanently. The best way to prevent this is to control sugar levels in the normal range.

In brief: High blood sugar
Diabetic retinopathy is a type of damage that occurs to the back of eye (retina) when blood sugar is high.
When blood sugar is high, new fragile blood vessels are formed. This leads to increased risk of bleeding and swelling. The result is the vision can be lost, sometimes permanently. The best way to prevent this is to control sugar levels in the normal range.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
In brief: Elevated Glucose
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, show that eye physicians can delay blindness. Google trials.

In brief: Elevated Glucose
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, show that eye physicians can delay blindness. Google trials.
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
In brief: High Blood Sugars
Diabetic retinopathy typically occurs in those with uncontrolled diabetes, and there are a few different types.
All diabetics are at risk for getting retinopathy, but the risk can be decreased by working with your doctor, eating the proper diet, and exercising to get the hba1c test <7% and close to 6.5%.

In brief: High Blood Sugars
Diabetic retinopathy typically occurs in those with uncontrolled diabetes, and there are a few different types.
All diabetics are at risk for getting retinopathy, but the risk can be decreased by working with your doctor, eating the proper diet, and exercising to get the hba1c test <7% and close to 6.5%.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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