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What kind of doctor sees somebody for diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ophthalmologist

Patients with diabetic retinopathy are followed by an ophthalmologist for the retinopathy.
But it is also important to be treated by a physician to take care of the diabetes, usually an internist, family doctor or an endocrinologist.

In brief: Ophthalmologist

Patients with diabetic retinopathy are followed by an ophthalmologist for the retinopathy.
But it is also important to be treated by a physician to take care of the diabetes, usually an internist, family doctor or an endocrinologist.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ophthalmologist

This condition needs an eye specialist to treat the condition itself.
However, you should be in consultation with your primary care doctor or endocrinologist in order to better control your diabetes.

In brief: Ophthalmologist

This condition needs an eye specialist to treat the condition itself.
However, you should be in consultation with your primary care doctor or endocrinologist in order to better control your diabetes.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Retina Specialist

This is an ophthalmologist who has specialized training in diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina.
Check the website of the american society of retina sepcialists, or the american academy of ophthalmology.

In brief: Retina Specialist

This is an ophthalmologist who has specialized training in diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina.
Check the website of the american society of retina sepcialists, or the american academy of ophthalmology.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a retina special

A fellowship trained retina specialist (a kind of ophthalmologist - eye M.D.
) is the best person to treat diabetic retinopathy.

In brief: See a retina special

A fellowship trained retina specialist (a kind of ophthalmologist - eye M.D.
) is the best person to treat diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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