Patients with diabetes should be closely observed by their eye doctor to ensure the continued health of their eyes. However, there are several new management options available including intravitreal injections and laser treatment.
Intravitreal injections, typically referred to as Anti-VEGF injections, work to inhibit the growth of new blood vessels. The growth and spread of blood vessels in the eye, particularly around the macula and retina, is the basic problem with “wet” macular degeneration and so inhibiting the growth of blood vessels is an effective treatment for this disease. When Anti-VEGF is injected directly into the eye, it helps limit or stop the growth of new blood vessels. However, this does require regular treatments approximately every 4-6 weeks. Despite the common misconception, intravitreal injections cause minimal discomfort due to application of a topical anesthetic. Your ophthalmologist will customize a treatment regimen with one of the available medications based on your particular needs.
RGB Eye Associates has invested in the latest technology to deliver less painful, faster and more precise treatments for diabetic retinopathy.
Annual eye exams are key to making sure your eyes are healthy. Dr. Burlingame, Dr. Plauché or Dr. Bossen will examine your eyes closely each visit to keep track of your condition’s progress and ensure we are doing everything we can to prolong your good vision. We will work with you to devise a customized treatment program to help manage your diabetic eye disease.
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