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What can I do to slow down diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Control Risk Factors

Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy.
Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. Treatment options are in-office laser, intraocular injections, and vitrectomy surgery, depending on the severity.

In brief: Control Risk Factors

Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy.
Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. Treatment options are in-office laser, intraocular injections, and vitrectomy surgery, depending on the severity.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood Sugar Control

Tight blood sugar control with the help of your primary care provider or endocrinologist is key.
Having a good eye doctor or retina specialist to monitor you is also crucial.

In brief: Blood Sugar Control

Tight blood sugar control with the help of your primary care provider or endocrinologist is key.
Having a good eye doctor or retina specialist to monitor you is also crucial.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office.
Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better.

In brief: See your doctor

You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office.
Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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