Diabetic retinopathy

What is Diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy(damage to the retina) is caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy.

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My wife is nearly completely blind from diabetic retinopathy. She had vitrectomy and lense replacement on both eyes, but they could not stop the...

doctor1 MD

Dear sir i can understand your concern.
i am very sorry about your mom condition.
there are many treatments for diabetic retinopathy

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can cortisone injection cause diabetic retionpathy?
I am a juvenile diabetic that I was diagnosed with when I was 2 years old. On October 17, 2012...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for posting your query.

In your query, you mentioned October 2012, which I considered as October 2011 as this is still august 2012, and...

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My mother is a diabetic patient from past 20 yrs and had gone through angioplasty 3 yrs back. She rubbed her right eye and now complaining that...

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Your mother is a Diabetic since 20 years.
Over the years your mother should have developed eye related diabetic complications like Diabetic...

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