Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the diabetic eye diseases prevalent among people who have high glucose level in blood. This defect happens when blood vessels of the light sensitive tissue at retina gets damaged. If taken lightly it may leads to acute blindness.
When glucose levels in blood increases, it weaken and defects the delicate blood vessels within the retina. Due to this oxygen supply decreases and results in abnormal growth of blood vessels. This will cause haemorrhages or swelling of the retina gradually causing diabetic retinopathy.
When should you visit a doctor ?
It is matter of eye, the sole organ enables us to watch the beauty of nature. It is too delicate in its structure too. You must visit a doctor if the following symptoms are occurring
- Dark spots in the eye
- Unclear vision
- Emptiness and darkness while viewing something
- Loss of vision
- Difficulty in differentiating colours
If the patient is diagnosed with Mild Diabetic Retinopathy he/she may not need medical treatment. Doctor will closely monitor the situation and advise you to control the sugar level which automatically vanishes the disease. If the patient have macular edema or acute DR surgical intervention is necessary. Focal laser treatment, Scatter laser treatment, Vitrectomy are the major surgical treatments available. After the surgery patient should strictly control the sugar levels in the body other wise blindness will occur. Once the patient loss vision, retrieval is not possible.
How you can prevent it ?
This disease lacks symptoms in its early stage so a patient with diabetes raised fats in the blood, protein in urine must undergo extensive medical eye checkup and eye exam quite often. They should avoid intake of sugary foods, reduce smoking, drinking alcohol etc.
Amrit hospital offers best Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment in Chennai with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff.
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