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How can proliferative retinopathy be treated ?

my sister (age 32, weight 42 kg diabetic since 3 years)recently diagonosed proliferative retinopathy , what kind of treatment would you suggest? Is there a chance of blindness ,? how much %
Asked On : Wed, 20 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Hello.ur Q lacks some details but wil answer to help.treatment n % of blindness will depend upon the stage of retinopathy n area of retina affected.but laser treatment done in early stage can prevent blindness.also good bl.sugar control is v.imp kindly visit a diabetologist or ophthalmologist as soon as possible
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

First try to control her sugar level.

Two types of treatment is available for it.Scatter laser treatment and Vitrectomy(surgical method).Both treatment are effective to reducing the vision loss.People with proliferative retinopathy have less than a five persant chance of becomming blind within the five years when they get timely and appropriate treatment(Data from national eye institute).Both treatment have high succes rates.You may need treatment more than once to protect your sight.Consult your opthalmologist for better treatment.
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