Diabetic Retinopathy: Treatments

Fifteen years after diagnosis, almost half of those with diabetes will have diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the small blood vessels of the retina.

Early detection and treatment can prevent 98% of severe loss vision loss.

Diabetic Retinopathy is a form of diabetic eye disease causing the small blood vessels of the retina to leak and bleed inside your eye. If you have suffered from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes for many years, and / or you have kidney disease, then you have a far greater risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy.

The diagnosis, monitoring, management and treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy is a complex and specialised part of our practice here at Australian Eye Care. A consultation with our Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr Goodrich will include a detailed examination of your whole eye and retina, and will incorporate advanced imaging techniques that will help to assess your condition and guide your treatment. Depending on the outcome of your consult, your management plan may incorporate a variety of treatment options to assist you, which may stabilise and even improve your vision.