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2510, 2016

What is a retinal vein occlusion?

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Other Retinal Diseases, Video FAQ|

The retina is a structure within the eye that captures light and makes the picture. It consists of very fine blood vessels and nerves. Sometimes there can be bleeding on the surface.

2010, 2016

Can I prevent diabetic retinopathy?

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy, Video FAQ|

The overall principles of management of any diabetic disease whether it’s eye disease, kidney disease, heart disease is good long-term control. I wouldn't worry if you are diagnosed with mild diabetic retinopathy, it is not a death sentence for your eye.

1810, 2016

What are the causes of diabetic maculopathy?

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Other Retinal Diseases, Video FAQ|

Anyone who has diabetes for long enough will eventually develop some degree of changes on their retina. That may be mild diabetic retinopathy or mild diabetic maculopathy where there are just a few haemorrhages.

1310, 2016

How is diabetic retinopathy treatment performed?

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy, Video FAQ|

The most widely available form of treatment is a retinal laser. This can be used to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy, in other words, get rid of the abnormal blood vessels. That form of laser is essentially destructive on purpose.

1110, 2016

Can diabetic retinopathy result in blindness?

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy, Video FAQ|

Causes diabetic retinopathy blindness? The answer is yes, untreated diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. There are different ways in which this can occur.

610, 2016

What are diabetic retinopathy symptoms?

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy, Video FAQ|

In the early stages there are no symptoms, sometimes even at the most advanced ages there are no symptoms. When symptoms do become apparent it is usually to some degree difficulty in reading.

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