What goes into Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment?

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Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the tiny blood vessels which nourish the retina of the eyes are damaged due to chronically high blood sugar.

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What goes into Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the tiny blood vessels which nourish the retina of the eyes are damaged due to chronically high blood sugar. It is a common condition faced by diabetic patients. Retina is the light sensitive area at the back of the eye which gets totally distorted due to this eye condition leading to vision impairment and in extreme cases complete loss of vision. All kind of diabetes that is Type 1 Type 2 as well as gestational may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Usually found among those who are in the age group of 40 and above women who develop or already have diabetes during pregnancy are also at high risk of onset/ worsening of this eye ailment. A good percentage of the Indian population suffers from diabetes. Thus diabetic retinopathy is an obvious eye impairement which many Indians are victim of and is also one major cause of blindness in India. Though in the initial stage diabetic retinopathy goes undetected all those who suffer from diabetes must undergo tests like pupil dilation tonometry OCT etc to keep a check on its development. When it comes to treating this condition there is no cure for it. At most photocoagulation/ laser treatment can be done if the retina is not severally damaged. This way the chances of vision loss can be brought down drastically. Basically two types of laser treatments can be donei in order to cure diabetic retinopathy: 1. Focal/ Grid laser treatment 2. Scatter/ Panretinal laser treatment

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In focal laser treatment the laser energy is focused directly on the effected area so that the damaged eye tissues are destroyed. As the name says in this method the focus is on individual blood vessels. Scatter laser treatment on the other hand involves the use of 1200 to 1800 tiny spots of laser energy at the outer layer of the retina. In this case the centre of the retina is left untouched. There are also cases wherein the vitereous gel is removed by a surgical procedure. This also helps in halting/ postponing the loss of vision of the patient. But diabetic retinopathy treatment is not required until the macula of the retina has been effected. Though the treatment does not require an overnight stay for the patient what is more important is that the patient follows all the pot-surgery precautions diligently. Eye is a very sensitive area and is easily prone to infections. Thus it becomes all the more critical to take proper care of your eyes once the surgery is done. Sankara Eye Hospital is the best place to get diabetic retinopathy treatment in Mumbai. For more information on on eye care and the process of diabetic retinopathy treatment visit www.sankaraeye.com.

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