Diabetes Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Care in Medford

According to EYEWiki:

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, is retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. Despite these intimidating statistics, research indicates that at least 90% of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy.

There are three major treatments for diabetic retinopathy, which are very effective in reducing vision loss from this disease.
Even people with advanced retinopathy have a 90 percent chance of keeping their vision when they get treatment by their ophthalmologist before the retina is severely damaged.

The three treatments are:
        laser surgery
        injection of corticosteroids or Anti-VEGF into the eye
        vitrectomy

More information located at the link below:

Diabetic Retinopathy

If you are interested in learning more about diabetic eye care, or making an appointment with Oregon Retina Center call our Medford Office at (541) 770-2020 today!