Diabetic retinopathy treatment advances

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Avatar n tn As you probably already know, diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. There are some things that can be done to treat diabetic retinopathy. The success of the treatment is dependent on how advanced the retinopathy is and how much damage has already occurred. This is why it is important for all diabetics to have their eyes checked regularly by an opthamologist. With early detection, there is a better chance of preventing further damage.
Avatar n tn Fantastic strides have been made int he treatment of both dry and wet macular deneneration. Diabetic retinopathy has used to mean blindness and now is treated very successfully. Macular surgery was unknown two decades ago. Refractive surgery was unknown thirty years ago and has freed many from glasses. Contact lens have had startling developments to the present daily wear disposable CTLS. Botox has been used to treat blepharospasm and strabismus.
Avatar m tn The surgeon that looks in the eye is the only one that can give you both the risks of both treatment and non treatment and try and quantitate them. Remember to have her keep her diabetes under meticulous control.
233488 tn?1310696703 The findings of this study indicate that the utility values of floaters are equal to AMD and lower than diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. According to this study, floaters have lower utility values than mild angina, mild stroke, colon cancer, and asymptomatic HIV infection. This indicates that floaters have a significant negative impact on the quality of life as compared to ocular as well as systemic diseases.
Avatar n tn Hi Willibert, I'm glad to read you're taking better care of yourself these days. It's tough on munchkins to understand "in the future there might be damage," but as a young man, it's clear you understand that now. I have had diabetes since I was a teen and now I'm 48 and -- most of the time, if folks didn't know I have Type 1, they wouldn't know. I hope you're being followed by an endocrinologist and that periodically you haul yerself off to see a CDE (certified diabetes educator).
Avatar n tn Your life will not be the same but you can still live a happy healthy rewarding full life as long as you do what the doctor tells you. Since you are a medical student you probably know about all the advances lately -- there are insulin pumps, glucose sensors, great meters, and new insulins. There is also stem cell and islet cell research being done. Keep thinking that I am going to do my best to stay healthy until there is a cure and not that I am going to be blind some day. Think positive.
177275 tn?1511758844 The findings of this study indicate that the utility values of floaters are equal to AMD and lower than diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. According to this study, floaters have lower utility values than mild angina, mild stroke, colon cancer, and asymptomatic HIV infection. This indicates that floaters have a significant negative impact on the quality of life as compared to ocular as well as systemic diseases.
Avatar n tn i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetic at age 7, i am now 54yrs old had a really nice life, ate everthing they told me not to eat still no complications. i guest i'm just one of the fortunate ones THANK GOD.
Avatar m tn There are certain internal diseases which can trigger vitreous floater like Posterior Vireous Detachment,Retina Tear,Retina Detachment,Diabetic Retinopathy,posterior Uveitis etc & these diseases may also be accompanied by blurring,sever eye pain,flashes in dark room etc so consultation with a ophthalmologist is required.if you experience these other symptoms along with floater. Floater's can also be caused by blunt trauma to eye so always wear protective glasses while outing.
Avatar m tn That the negative EGG does not rule out very local forms of the disease. Thus treatment requires a good talk and a plan with helpful and good doctors. My daughter’s treatment was started based on my history and her symptoms by some excellent doctors and her life has been greatly improved as a result. An idea – start finding out if you have a family history of funny things that people have just shrugged off – visual problems, fits etc.
Avatar n tn The oxygen resulted in Retinopathy of prematurity, which was treated with laser surgery to both eyes. He was in hospital for 97 days. My son is now 6 YEARS OLD, & very healthy. He wears glasses only for distance and has never required any other surgeries. He is very intelligent showing no side effects from the brain bleeds. His only-on going treatments are physio and occupational therapy for low muscle tone which may/may not be linked to prematurity.