Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition occurring in persons with
diabetes which causes progressive damage to the retina, the
light sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Diabetic
retinopathy results from damage to the tiny blood vessels that
nourish the retina causing them to leak blood and other fluids.
This can cause swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of
Diabetic Retinopathy is a serious, sight-threatening
complication of diabetes. Often there are no visual symptoms in
the early stages of diabetic retinopathy.
The blurring of
distance vision as a result of lens swelling will subside once
the blood sugar levels are brought under control. However, If
left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
Early detection and treatment can limit the potential for
significant vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may include:
spots or floaters in your field of vision
» Having a dark or empty spot in the center of
» Difficulty seeing well at night
you are a diabetic, you can help prevent or slow the development
of diabetic retinopathy by taking your prescribed medication,
watching your diet, exercising daily, controlling high blood
pressure and avoiding alcohol and smoking.
Treatment of diabetic retinopathy
depending on the extent of the disease. Dr. Nota is very
experienced in monitoring and treating this type of disease and
has the advanced technology to monitor even very subtle changes.
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