TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.

A major cause of vision loss in Americans is diabetic retinopathy. It is the leading cause of new cases blindness in adults from 20-74 years of age. During the first two decades of disease, almost all patients with Type I diabetes have retinopathy, and greater than 60% of patients with Type II diabetes have retinopathy.

This being said, there are fewer than 200,000 US cases per year. Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured.

The goal of treatment is to maintain current levels of vision, but in some cases may improve vision. Early in the disease, patients may be symptom-free which underscores the importance of annual exams.

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor.

Early symptoms include floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. Blindness can occur.

Mild cases may be treated with careful diabetes management. Advanced cases may require laser treatment or surgery.

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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases blindness in adults from 20-74 years of age.


CURE

Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured.


YEARLY EXAMS

Early in the disease, patients may be symptom free which underscores the importance of annual exams.

BLOOD VESSELS

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor.


SYMPTOMS

Early symptoms include floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. Blindness can occur.


VARIATION

Mild cases may be treated with careful diabetes management. Advanced cases may require laser treatment or surgery.


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