Every diabetes case is different. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment according to your specific needs. Your plan may use a combination of approaches.
To treat diabetic retinopathy, you will need to keep these conditions under control with medication, regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Injection of an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor medication, or anti-VEGF, can stop new blood vessels from growing and reduce macular swelling. Steroid injections can also decrease swelling.
During this treatment, an ophthalmologist uses a laser to shrink abnormal blood vessels.
This surgery may be an option if you have severe PDR. An ophthalmologist will remove most of the gel-like vitreous, blood that has leaked from abnormal vessels and scar tissue. They will reattach or repair the retina and insert a fluid to replace the vitreous.