Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy


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Main symptoms:

  • reduced visual acuity
  • dark spots before eyes
  • sparks, flashes before eyes
  • veil or veil before eyes

With diabetes, there is a very high risk of developing and developing retinopathy, in the event that you:

  • Bearing a child;
  • Smoke;
  • You have a periodically or constantly high blood pressure;
  • You are genetically predisposed to similar diseases;
  • You have any kidney disease;
  • Your blood glucose level is chronically elevated.

During the onset of retinopathy, those small vessels through which blood flows to the eyes gradually break down. The main role in this is played by a large amount of sugar in the blood, nicotine and high blood pressure. Oxygen ceases to get to the eyes in sufficient, necessary for further functioning, quantity.

Replenishing the lack of oxygen, the body begins to grow new small blood vessels, or capillaries. These vessels germinate not only in the place of old, partially or completely damaged, but also in the retina, and sometimes even in the vitreous body – the substance that is located in the center of the eye. Then the retina stretches and separates from the back of the eye. The optic nerve at this stage is damaged, and the first symptoms appear: blurred vision, blemishes before the eyes and pain.

With a decrease in blood sugar and careful control of its quantity, as well as pressure control, the risk of diabetic retinopathy is markedly reduced.

When retinopathy has already arisen, treatment takes place with the help of laser coagulation of the retina, injections of special medications into the eye cavity, or, if the previous methods do not help well, an operation related to the replacement of the vitreous body of the eye.