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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Exam and testing
Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina.
Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests.

In brief: Exam and testing
Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina.
Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: See below
Though they can sometimes look similar, an eye doctor (especially a retina specialist), can tell the difference by doing a dilated retinal exam sometimes also with ancillary testing like Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography.

In brief: See below
Though they can sometimes look similar, an eye doctor (especially a retina specialist), can tell the difference by doing a dilated retinal exam sometimes also with ancillary testing like Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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