|What is Diabetic Retinopathy?|
Around 80 percent of the people who have been suffering from diabetes for more than 15 years are affected by this complication. Nevertheless, research has shown that 90 percent of new cases of diabetic retinopathy are curable if treated during the initial stages.
During the initial stages of this problem, the retina swells and the vision will diminish. The retinopathy worsens during the second stage. It happens on account of circulatory problems and the retinas lack of oxygen. The condition degenerates in the last stages and eventually leads to complete blindness.
Diabetic Retinopathy treatment is primarily done through laser surgery, scattered laser surgery and vitrectomy. Though the treatment varies according to the physical condition of the patient, the best precaution is to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. This can be done by taking an appropriate diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.