How is Diabetic Retinopathy treated?
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults. It occurs when diabetes harms blood vessels inside the eye. When the vessels become weak, they leak fluid into an area of the eye called the retina. Weak new vessels can break and bleed into the retina. Weak old vessels can leak and cause swelling causing blurry, distorted vision. But there may be no symptoms, which is why it’s important if you have diabetes to get regular eye exams.
Treatment for diabetic retinopathy may slow its progress. If diagnosed, Dr. Conley may first choose to monitor the condition or may perform tests to determine the most appropriate course of action.