Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinotherapy is a condition wherein your retina gets damaged. This condition is caused due to the complications caused by diabetes. There are multiple risks associated with diabetic retinopathy. At Entegrity, we do our best to preserve your vision and avoid long-term damage to your retina. We offer various treatment plans to help you control your diabetes and reduce the probability of vision loss.

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    What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that is triggered by diabetes.
    It is one of the most severe risks associated with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It is caused by blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue in the retina. While the early stages of diabetic retinopathy do not present any symptoms, at late stages, it can cause issues such as extremely blurry vision and even complete blindness.

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    DISEASE NAME Diabetic Retinopathy
    SURGERY NAME Laser Photocoagulation, Anti-VEGF Injections, Vitrectomy (in advanced cases)
    DURATION 1 - 2 hours
    TREATED BY Retina Specialists, Ophthalmologists

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    Types of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is mainly of two types. These include Early diabetic retinopathy and Advanced diabetic retinopathy. While the former is more common, the latter is more advanced. Check out the distinction between the two below.

    Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy can get worse over time and progress in four stages that include the following:
    Mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy is the earliest stage, where tiny bulges or swelling happen in the blood vessels in the retina. This swelling can cause fluid leakage into the retina, resulting in swelling at the back of the eye. This stage is often not detectable.
    Moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy happens when blood vessels build up and swell. The blood flow to the retina gets blocked, disrupting its working. Due to this build-up in the macula in the retina, one can experience blurry or foggy vision.
    Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy is the third stage, where even more blood vessels in the retina start to get blocked. The flood flow to the eyes decreases significantly and can lead to the formation of new blood vessels. These new blood vessels are fragile and can cause swelling in the retina. This can cause one to see dark spots and blurry vision. Sudden and permanent loss of vision can also result at this stage if there is excess leakage of vessels into the macula.
    Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the most advanced stage of this condition. The new blood vessels cause scar tissue inside the eyes. These tissues are dangerous and can result in retinal detachment. The detachment of the retina can cause permanent loss of vision that is irreversible if not treated immediately.

    Location of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy impacts the retina most severely. This condition can result in excess fluid build-up in the macula of the retina. The macula is the part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is the part that controls our central vision and most of the color we see.

    Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis

    If your eye doctor suspects you might be suffering from diabetic retinotherapy, they may run the following tests for an accurate diagnosis.
    In this test, the doctors will first dilate your eyes and inject dye into the veins of your arms. This dye will then travel to the veins of your eyes. By looking at the blood vessels, doctors can estimate which ones are leaking, closed or broken.
    This test is used to understand if fluid has leaked into the retina. It also tells your doctor about the amount of fluid that is leaked. This test uses the cross-sectional images of the retina that show its thickness. The OCT test is also run to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

    Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

    There are many ways to control and prevent the implications of diabetic retinotherapy. If detected in the earlier stages, there are various diabetic retinopathy treatment options to consider, such as:
    Our expert eye doctors at Entegrity have extensive experience working with diabetic patients. We have handled various cases of diabetic retinopathy with utmost care and have observed promising results. Our treatment plans are aimed at protecting your vision. Get in touch with us to book a consultation now!

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