In recent years targeting the pathway controlling vessel growth or angiogenesis has been promising. Retinopathy is a high risk for diabetics It is important to understand your risk of diabetic retinopathy. The network formed in 2002 and comprises more than 350 physicians practising at more than 140 clinical sites across the country. Bleeding that clouds vision can be treated by removing all or part of the vitreous. Annual eye exams are crucial for people with diabetes. Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy You can help protect yourself from diabetic retinopathy by having your eyes checked at least once a year by an ophthalmologist. Once the retinopathy has reached this stage it will be treated with laser therapy. If diagnosed in time, almost 90% of people with late-stage diabetic retinopathy can be saved from blindness.
Patients taking chloroquine for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other disorders may notice a decrease in vision. Vitrectomy. Retinal vascular disease such as retinal vein or artery occlusion. In: Yanoff M, diker J, eds.