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Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The exact treatment should be under the direction of an ophthalmologist.
Often laser treatments are used. Just as important is close conrtol of the diabetes under the direction of your doctor.

In brief: Yes

The exact treatment should be under the direction of an ophthalmologist.
Often laser treatments are used. Just as important is close conrtol of the diabetes under the direction of your doctor.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Diabetes, especially when poorly controlled, can cause bood vessel pathology in the back of the eye (retinal).
This leads to small and large bleeding areas, edema, and scarring which can lead to retinal detachment. Eyes with diabetic retinopathy are at risk for vision decrease or blindness. You should be seeing an ophthalmologic retinal specialist, not an optometrist.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes, especially when poorly controlled, can cause bood vessel pathology in the back of the eye (retinal).
This leads to small and large bleeding areas, edema, and scarring which can lead to retinal detachment. Eyes with diabetic retinopathy are at risk for vision decrease or blindness. You should be seeing an ophthalmologic retinal specialist, not an optometrist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Laser or injections

Laser is most commonly used to treat the two main diabetic retina issues, swelling and new blood vessel growth.
Sometimes surgery is required if the retinopathy gets to advanced and begins to damage the retina. There is lots of research surrounding the use of injected medications for swelling in the retina.

In brief: Laser or injections

Laser is most commonly used to treat the two main diabetic retina issues, swelling and new blood vessel growth.
Sometimes surgery is required if the retinopathy gets to advanced and begins to damage the retina. There is lots of research surrounding the use of injected medications for swelling in the retina.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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