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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy

The best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is to prevent it. Strict control of your blood sugar will significantly reduce the long-term risk of vision loss.

Treatment usually won’t cure diabetic retinopathy nor does it usually restore normal vision, but it may slow the progression of vision loss.

Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy progresses steadily from minimal to severe stages.

Many people consider poor vision an inevitable fact of aging, but cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless procedure to regain vision.

Medication Injections

In some cases, Dr. Powers may prescribe injections to help treat diabetic retinopathy. The medication reduces the swelling, leakage, and growth of unwanted blood vessel growth in the retina, and may improve how well you see.

Medication treatments may be given once or as a series of injections at regular intervals, usually around every four to six weeks or as determined by your doctor

Dr. Powers and the Healthy Vision Institute creates customized treatments for each patient, utilizing all of the latest and most advanced available treatments best suited for the individual.

Contact us today to find out how we can make you a customized treatment plan to make you see clearly for the rest of your life.