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Diabetic Retinophaty

Diabetic Retinophaty

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DiabeticRetinopathy
Whatshould know
 
Diabetic Retinopathy: What you should know 
This booklet is for people with diabetic retinopathy and their familiesand friends. It provides information about diabetic retinopathyand answers questions about the cause and symptoms of thisprogressive eye disease. Diagnosis and types of treatment aredescribed.The National Eye Institute (NEI) conducts and supports researchthat leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role inreducing visual impairment and blindness. The NEI is part ofthe National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information about the NEI, contact:
National Eye InstituteNational Institutes of Health2020 Vision PlaceBethesda, MD 20892–3655Telephone: 301–496–5248E-mail: 2020@nei.nih.govWebsite: www.nei.nih.gov
 
Contents
What is diabetic retinopathy? ....................................................1What are the stages of diabetic retinopathy? ............................2Who is at risk for diabetic retinopathy? .....................................3How does diabetic retinopathy cause vision loss? ....................3Does diabetic retinopathy have any symptoms? .......................4What are the symptoms of proliferative retinopathyif bleeding occurs? ....................................................................4How are macular edema and diabetic retinopathydetected? ...................................................................................5How is macular edema treated? ...............................................6How is diabetic retinopathy treated? .........................................8What happens during laser treatment? .....................................9What is a vitrectomy? ..............................................................10Are scatter laser treatment and vitrectomy effectivein treating proliferative retinopathy? ........................................11What can I do if I already have lost some visionfrom diabetic retinopathy? .......................................................11What research is being done? ................................................11What can I do to protect my vision? ........................................12What should I ask my eye care professional? .........................13Where can I get more information? .........................................16

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