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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that causes vision loss and blindness on patients with diabetes type 1, type 2 or gestational. This condition is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and Mexico.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels causing them to swell, leak or stop blood from passing to the eyes. In some cases, abnormal blood vessels grow on the retina.
In early stages, this condition doesn't present any symptoms, as it progresses you will start to notice some symptoms like impaired colors, spots floating and blurry vision. Early detection increases the effectiveness of the treatment.

There are two main stages of diabetic retinopathy:

Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR)
This is the early stage of diabetic retinopathy and the most common. With NDPR tiny blood vessels leak fluids and blood into the macula, making the retina to swell and interfere with vision.

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)
PDR is the more advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. New blood vessels start to grow into the retina, causing them to bleed into the vitreous. Scar tissue will be stimulated by the new vessels leading to a detached retina.
The treatment would vary according to the stage of diabetic retinopathy. Early stages usually require good blood sugar control, while advanced stages will require laser treatment, eye injections or eye surgery.
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Benefits
Save up to 81.79%
Prevents retinal detachment
Early treatment can prevent vision loss
Laser treatment can slow the leakage of blood
Surgery slows progression of diabetic retinopathy
Down time
1 day
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Diabetic retinopathy frequent questions

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Can I prevent getting diabetic retinopathy?
By adopting healthy lifestyle habits and keeping diabetes under control you can reduce the risk of getting diabetic retinopathy.
Is diabetic retinopathy curable?
No, early detection and treatment is the best method to prevent vision loss.
What precautions can I take?
Going to the ophthalmologist regularly for eye exams can help to detect diabetic retinopathy before you notice any signs or symptoms.

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