Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on the stage of the disease. In early stages other than regular monitoring, treatment may not be required. Treatments available for proliferative diabetic retinopathy include:
- Laser treatment/photocoagulation: This stops the leakage of blood and fluid into the retina. To seal the leaks, a laser beam of light is used to create small burns in the areas of the retina with abnormal blood vessels.
- Vitrectomy: This removes blood-filled vitreous and replaces it with a clear fluid to maintain the normal shape and health of the eye.
As most patients experience no symptoms or pain during the early stages, regular preventive check-ups and early diagnosis is important. Book an appointment with us for a comprehensive eye examination to determine if you have diabetic retinopathy.