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Is diabetic retinopathy reversible?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.
0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vascular endothelial growth factor) injections if it is detected early enough but although the changes may be stabilized and neovascularization may involute the retinopathy is not reversible.

In brief: No

Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.
0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vascular endothelial growth factor) injections if it is detected early enough but although the changes may be stabilized and neovascularization may involute the retinopathy is not reversible.
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Dr. Jack Sipperley
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Somewhat

Early changes can be reversible if good blood sugar control is attained.
Some changes are permanent though.

In brief: Somewhat

Early changes can be reversible if good blood sugar control is attained.
Some changes are permanent though.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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