5 doctors weighed in:
How can diabetic retinopathy be prevented?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
Thank
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sugar control
Tight blood sugar control is the best way.
Yearly exams of the eye to detect and treat retinopathy are necessary.

In brief: Sugar control
Tight blood sugar control is the best way.
Yearly exams of the eye to detect and treat retinopathy are necessary.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
7M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors