Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye complication as a result of diabetes. It can occur in patients with
type I or type II diabetes. The risk increases with a longer history of
diabetes. With diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels in the retina weaken,
causing blood, proteins and lipids to leak and the retina to swell.
of Severe diabetic retinopathy
of the macula (central vision)
treatment options available for patients with Diabetic Retinopathy
Panretinal Photocoagulation (PRP)
Photocoagulation(PRP) is a laser treatment for patients with diabetic
retinopathy to slow the growth of abnormal new blood vessels in the retina. The
photo below shows the retina after PRP.