Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Refractive Eye Surgery

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision loss, and prompt treatment is essential in preserving sight.

95% of individuals detected with diabetic retinopathy, if treated promptly, can prevent considerable vision loss.

Laser photocoagulation treatment seals off blood vessels that are dripping into the eye, and stops new blood vessels from growing. This laser treatment only takes a couple of moments, and is painless.

Often in diabetic retinopathy blood leaks into the vitreous humor in the eye, clouding vision. Some eye doctors wait before picking treatment, as the blood might dissipate by itself. Another treatment choice is a vitrectomy, which eliminates blood that has currently leaked into the vitreous humor.

To enhance the supply of blood to the core inner portion of the retina, a laser may be utilized to destroy tissue on the exterior of the retina which is not necessary for standard vision. This treatment is used to save vision.

Lucentis is a medication that is administered by an optometrist using injections.