Causes and treatments of diabetic retinopathy in this article in people with diabetes and can cause vision problems treatment for diabetic retinopathy counsel you about options for . When diabetic retinopathy is mild or moderate good blood sugar control can usually slow the progression advanced diabetic retinopathy if you have proliferative diabetic retinopathy or macular edema youll need prompt surgical treatment depending on the specific problems with your retina options may include photocoagulation. Early diabetic retinopathy does not cause any symptoms advanced diabetic retinopathy may cause blurred vision floaters or a curtain over the vision the diagnosis is made with a dilated eye exam by a trained eye doctor treatment options include laser treatment eye surgery and medications injected into the eye. Diabetes mellitus is a disease that is rapidly increasing in prevalence worldwide particularly in canada and the united states one of the most common complications for all types of diabetes mellitus is diabetic retinopathy a disease that is currently the leading cause of blindness among adults in the united states and canada. The cause of diabetic retinopathy is unknown but the retinas of diabetic patients are believed to release a chemical that induces the changes that are seen in the retina what are my treatment options for diabetic retinopathy after five years of taking insulin for type 1 diabetes there is a 25 percent chance of developing diabetic
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