Diabetic Retinopathy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is diabetic retinopathy?
  2. What are the stages of diabetic retinopathy?
  3. Who is at risk for diabetic retinopathy?
  4. How does diabetic retinopathy cause vision loss?
  5. Does diabetic retinopathy have any symptoms?
  6. What are the symptoms of proliferative retinopathy if bleeding occurs?
  7. How are diabetic retinopathy and macular edema detected?
  8. What is a fluorescein angiogram?
  9. How is macular edema treated?
  10. How is diabetic retinopathy treated?
  11. What happens during laser treatment?
  12. What is a vitrectomy?
  13. What can I expect after a vitrectomy?
  14. Are scatter laser treatment and vitrectomy effective in treating proliferative retinopathy?
  15. What can I do if I already have lost some vision from diabetic retinopathy?
  16. What research is being done?
  17. What can I do to protect my vision?
  18. Does controlling blood sugar slow the onset of diabetic retinopathy?
  19. What are some points to remember about diabetic retinopathy?
  20. Is there financial aid for eye care?
  21. Where can I get more information?

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