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Category: Diabetic Retinopathy

Dealing with Diabetic Retinopathy
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Dealing with Diabetic Retinopathy

Early stage diabetic retinopathy does not require treatment. However, patients should schedule regular checkups with their optometrist to check if the disease is progressing. While stage 2 of diabetic retinopathy may still not require treatment, a comprehensive evaluation must be done.  Dilating the pupils and careful 3D observation, using an instrument called a slit lamp […]

Vitrectomy - Surgical Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
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Vitrectomy – Surgical Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the damage to the blood vessels of the eye’s retina that happens when a patient has long-term diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness for Americans of working age. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. The chance of developing diabetic retinopathy also […]

Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy
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Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This condition is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina or the light sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. At the onset, diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms. It may cause minor vision […]

Dealing with Degenerative Eye Diseases
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Dealing with Degenerative Eye Diseases

As we grow older, it is a common occurrence for our vision to deteriorate. Vision problems are probably the most common forms of this deterioration. We often shrug off symptoms we may exhibit because we feel that it’s just part of old age. However, there are instances when we do have to pay attention to […]

Avoiding Diabetic Retinopathy
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Avoiding Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina or the layer of the tissue at the back of the inner eye. The retina is responsible for transforming light and images that enter the eye into nerve signals sent to the brain. Diabetic retinopathy is a sight-threatening condition associated with long-term […]