It is essential and highly recommended to have regular checkups with your ophthalmologist to determine the development and appropriate plan to treat diabetic retinopathy. As diabetic retinopathy progresses, medicine or laser treatment is often needed.
In the event that maculopathy is determined, you may require an additional specialized eye examination. Checkups may include a fluorescein angiography, where a camera and dye are utilized to monitor the blood flow behind the eye. Laser treatment is often used for proliferative diabetic retinopathy and some instances of maculopathy. In cases for maculopathy, intravitreal injections may be required. If laser treatment is not possible due to the advancement of retinopathy, vitreoretinal surgery is a viable option. The goal of treatment is to steady the changes and alterations caused in your eyes due to diabetes.
Do not put off treatment, your eye health is at risk. Make an appointment today.