Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

People with prolonged diabetes mellitus are at risk of diabetic eye changes such as retinal microvascular bleeding and leakage. These changes manifest themselves as bleeding spots in the retina and macular swelling. Both diabetic bleeding and macular swelling can be averted by either eye injections or eye lasers depending on the severity.

Treatment
It is always better to receive treatment early rather than late. Late diabetic eye disease can result in treacherous retinal detachment and irreversible vision loss.

Prevention
The best way to prevent diabetic eye disease is to first control the sugar level well with a good diabetic diet. The second step is to ensure yearly eye checks to detect any early diabetic eye changes that can be treated. Lastly, it is important to pay attention to symptoms, such as eye floaters which could signify an early eye bleeding, and get treated immediately.

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