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Retinopathy in diabetics

Diabetic Eye Screening 

What are the effects of diabetes on the retina?

If you have diabetes, make sure you consult your doctor regularly and follow all instructions regarding diet and medication. The only way to minimize damage to the retina is to keep blood sugar under control. By regularly examining the retina after full dilation of the pupil, it is possible to detect retinopathy early, which can lead to more successful treatment. No matter how clear your vision is, you should still undergo this retinal examination periodically.

Is there anything I can do to limit diabetic retinal damage?

If you have diabetes, make sure you consult your doctor regularly and follow all instructions regarding diet and medication. The only way to minimize damage to the retina is to keep blood sugar under control. By regularly examining the retina after full dilation of the pupil, it is possible to detect retinopathy early, which can lead to more successful treatment. No matter how clear your vision is, you should still undergo this retinal examination periodically.

Is diabetes able to affect other parts of the eye?

Diabetes can cause retinal changes, but it can also cause eye pressure to rise (glaucoma), clouding of the lens (cataract), and weakness of the optic nerve or eye muscle. Diabetic patients are more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age. Glaucoma can harm the optic nerve. Diabetes is one of the possible causes of glaucoma.
Damage to the small vessels of the optic nerve can affect vision, and eye muscle weakness can result in double vision. Additionally, diabetics are more likely to develop sudden vision loss due to occlusion of retinal vessels (branch or central retinal vein occlusion), bleeding in the vitreous cavity, retinal detachment, or infections of the cornea and vitreous.

What is diabetic retinopathy (diabetic retinopathy) and how does it affect vision?

Fine vision can be blurred by swelling (edema) in the center of the retina (macular edema). New blood vessels can break and bleed into the eyeball, causing blurring of vision throughout the entire field of vision. It is possible that the disease may escape notice in its early stages since the vision remains good. For this reason, it is important to have regular retinal examinations if you know that you have diabetes.

What is the treatment for this disease?

With limited laser treatments, swelling of the central part of the retina can be controlled. One laser treatment may be sufficient, but some patients may require more sessions. A treatment for abnormal blood vessel sprouts involves 2,000 to 3,000 laser spots, or three or more laser sessions. In severe cases of bleeding or retinal detachment, surgery such as scleral buckling or vitrectomy may be required.

How did the treatment go?

Laser treatments in the central zone of the retina can reduce the amount of future visual loss, but the lost vision cannot be restored.
A laser treatment for fragile blood vessel sprouts usually prevents a large bleed within the eye, thereby preventing major loss of vision.
The vision loss caused by severe bleeding in the eye or retinal detachment can usually be improved with surgery, but some patients may not respond well.
Diabetes does not have a cure as of yet, so even after laser treatment or if blood sugar is controlled, the retina may continue to damage. After treatment for diabetic retinopathy, patients need to follow up on a routine basis for the rest of their lives.

Complications of treatment: what are they?

The majority of patients have no complications; however, laser treatment may temporarily cause temporary pain or blurred vision since the full effects of the treatment are not seen for 4-6 weeks after the treatment. Also possible are mild or severe haemorrhages or retinal detachments. Occasionally, these complications can result in complete loss of vision after major eye operations.

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