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Shreee Ram Hospital

Diabetic Retinopathy

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We offer comprehensive services for the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes affecting the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision loss if left untreated. Our dedicated team of ophthalmologists and eye care professionals is committed to providing personalized care to patients with diabetic retinopathy, aiming to preserve vision and prevent progression of the disease.

Diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy begins with a thorough eye examination, including visual acuity testing, pupil dilation, and evaluation of the retina using advanced imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography. These tests help our specialists assess the severity and extent of retinal damage caused by diabetes.

Once diagnosed, our team develops individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Treatment options for diabetic retinopathy may include:

  1. Laser Photocoagulation: Laser therapy is often used to seal leaking blood vessels and prevent further damage to the retina. This procedure, known as laser photocoagulation, helps reduce swelling and inflammation in the retina, preserving vision and slowing disease progression.
  2. Intravitreal Injections: In some cases, intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) medications may be recommended to inhibit the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. These injections help improve vision and prevent complications such as macular edema and vision loss.
  3. Vitrectomy Surgery: In advanced cases of diabetic retinopathy with significant retinal detachment or bleeding, vitrectomy surgery may be necessary to remove blood and scar tissue from the vitreous cavity and repair the retina. This surgical intervention helps restore vision and stabilize the retina, preventing further damage.

In addition to these treatment modalities, our team emphasizes the importance of regular follow-up appointments and ongoing management of diabetes to control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy progression. We provide patient education on lifestyle modifications, medication adherence, and diabetic control measures to empower individuals to take control of their eye health and overall well-being.

At Shree Ram Hospital and Eye Care Centre, we are dedicated to delivering compassionate, comprehensive care to patients with diabetic retinopathy, helping them preserve vision and maintain ocular health for a better quality of life.