Trusted Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Options
Millions of people in the US and around the world suffer from diabetes. This dangerous inability to manage blood sugar can do a great deal of damage to the body, including a potentially blinding disease called diabetic retinopathy. This disorder affects the retina, the light-collecting tissue in the back of the eye. Without early diabetic retinopathy treatment, the eye sustains permanent damage from elevated, uncontrolled blood sugar.
How We Treat It
Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can make all the difference in preventing damage to your eyesight. Our eye doctors and vision care specialists routinely look for signs of diabetic retinopathy during your annual comprehensive eye exam. An important part of diabetic retinopathy treatment is gaining control over diabetes itself, so we work closely with your primary care physician to develop a treatment plan. We may also prescribe medication to reduce swelling and prevent additional blood vessels from forming.