Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, the thin, light-sensitive inner lining in the back of your eye. This damage, called retinopathy, occurs to small blood vessels in the retina, which are easily harmed by high levels of glucose in the blood. There are two stages of diabetic retinopathy—an initial stage, which is called nonproliferative retinopathy, and a more serious stage called proliferative retinopathy, in which there is a greater risk of hemorrhage into the vitreous or detachment of the retina leading to severe vision loss. Another condition, called diabetic macular edema, can occur with either stage.
In the early nonproliferative stage, high levels of blood glucose cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina. They actually can leak fluid, which can collect and cause the retina to swell. If fluid collects in the central part of the retina (macular edema), blurred vision may occur. Macular edema can be treated with laser surgery when central vision is threatened.
A more dangerous stage of eye disease from diabetes is proliferative retinopathy. During this stage, abnormal blood vessels grow over the surface of the retina. These fragile blood vessels may rupture and bleed into the vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the center of the eye. With vitreous hemorrhage, the blood blocks the passage of light to the retina and loss of vision or even blindness may occur. A further problem can occur when these blood vessels cause scar tissue, which may pull on the retina and cause it to become detached from the back of the eye. About half of the people with proliferative retinopathy also have macular edema. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy can also be treated with laser surgery to preserve vision and reduce the risk of severe vision loss to less than 5%.  Additionally, vitreous hemorrhage that does not resolve, or scar tissue causing traction on the retina, can be removed by a surgical procedure called vitrectomy.
Elevated levels of blood glucose can damage the body in various ways, including harming the blood vessels in your eyes. Diabetes can affect the lining of the blood vessels in your eyes, causing them to thicken and develop leaks. Poor circulation in the retinal vessels can compound these problems by causing the production of fragile new vessels. To treat diabetic retinopathy, the doctor focuses the laser – a bright powerful beam of light – on the retina. The light scars the areas of the retina to stop the formation of new blood vessels and to shrink any new vessels that are present. The goal is not to make vision better, so most people with proliferative retinopathy can expect their vision to be about the same as before treatment. But their eyes are in much better health, because the laser treatment has halted the formation of new blood vessels.
 

  • Opthalmic Investigations
  • Nonproliferative and Proliferative retinopathy
  • Diabetic macular edema (DME)
  • Vitrectomy surgery
  • Cataract and Glaucoma
  • Laser Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Special Treatments- Scatter photocoagulation, focal photocoagulation

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