Diabetic Eye Disease (cont.)
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Diabetic Eye Disease Surgery
Surgical treatment of diabetic eye disease most commonly involves treatment of the retina with an argon laser.
Diabetic Eye Disease Follow-up
If you or someone you know has diabetes and mild diabetic eye disease, follow-up examinations with an ophthalmologist every year may be all that is necessary.
If the patient has more serious disease, more frequent follow-up appointments with an ophthalmologist are required based on the severity of the disease.
Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention
If you or someone you know has diabetes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
The chances of developing serious complications from diabetes decrease dramatically by adhering to the following:
Even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes, eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and not smoking are advisable.
This is especially important in light of the new, more accurate definition of diabetes that estimates 41 million people in the United States have "pre-diabetes," a condition that significantly increases the risk for developing this disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
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