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Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 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
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Dr. Johnstone Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the severity of disease, diabetic retinopathy can be stabilized.
Ischemic disease or certain diabetic associated detachment however may not be surgically or medically correctable. This will depend on what your doctor sees in the tests that he orders.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the severity of disease, diabetic retinopathy can be stabilized.
Ischemic disease or certain diabetic associated detachment however may not be surgically or medically correctable. This will depend on what your doctor sees in the tests that he orders.
Dr. Johnstone Kim
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Diabetic retinopathy

The treatment of diabetic retinopathy (dr) is best managed by an ophthalmogist (o).
You need to be examined, with your pupils dilated, in the o's office to see what stage of dr you have and what treatment you need for it. Control of glucose and blood pressure is mandatory, see a physician for those problems. Good luck.

In brief: Diabetic retinopathy

The treatment of diabetic retinopathy (dr) is best managed by an ophthalmogist (o).
You need to be examined, with your pupils dilated, in the o's office to see what stage of dr you have and what treatment you need for it. Control of glucose and blood pressure is mandatory, see a physician for those problems. Good luck.
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