Treatments for Retinopathy
Treatments for Retinopathy:
The first step in the treatment of retinopathy is prevention. The damage done to the blood vessels of the retinas of the eyes can be permanent, so it is vital that people with hypertension or diabetes prevent its occurrence. Regular prenatal care is vital to preventing premature birth and retinopathy of prematurity.
Prevention, as well as treatment, of diabetic retinopathy or hypertensive retinopathy includes a consistently following a plan to treat diabetes and/or hypertension. Treatment generally includes medications, regular monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar, and lifestyle and dietary changes. Regular eye examinations are also vital to detecting any damage in the blood vessels at its earliest stage. Treating retinopathy in its earliest stage is key to slowing its progression and to minimize the risks of blindness.
Once retinopathy has developed, treatment plans are individualized depending on the severity, symptoms, the presence of complications, the age of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that normalizes blood pressure and blood sugar levels as much as possible.
Treatment of retinopathy may include surgery on the eye. Surgical options include laser surgery. An option for more advanced retinopathy is called a vitrectomy. In a vitrectomy, the fluid in the eye called the vitreous fluid, which has become filled with blood due to leaking blood vessels, is replaced by clear saline.
Another surgical option is cryosurgery, which shrinks abnormal blood vessels. If the complication of retinal detachment has occurred, surgery to reattach the retina may be necessary.
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