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Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease Eye Care Specialists of Florida

Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease

If you have experienced floating black spots of blurring faces and you have diabetes, you may have a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. The talented eye doctor and optometry staff at Eye Care Specialists of Florida understand this condition and how to treat it. As your ophthalmologist in Kissimmee, we can help you see the beauty of the world more clearly.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

The elevated blood sugar levels that mark diabetes can also cause a condition that is known as diabetic retinopathy. This condition needs to be addressed as early as possible in order to prevent permanent loss of vision.

Diabetic retinopathy involves damage to the blood vessels of the retina. This damage is caused by the swelling, closing, leaking, and/or abnormal growth of these blood vessels. The result of this damage is a disturbance in the clarity and acuity of one’s vision.

Treatment By Our Ophthalmologist in Kissimmee

Our ophthalmologist in Kissimmee will recommend treatments based on the severity of their individual condition. We can evaluate your condition, determine which course of action is best for you, and implement that treatment plan.

Injection of a steroidal medication known as anti-VEGF is one treatment option. It slows the loss of vision by reducing the macular swelling of diabetic retinopathy. This treatment has been shown to reverse some of the vision loss associated with this condition. However, the injection must be given directly into the eye itself which can repulse some patients.

Laser surgery utilizes concentrated laser beams to seal leaky vessels and reduce swelling. Moreover, this treatment allows for vessels to be shrunk and prevented from expanding again.

Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of any scar tissue, blood that leaked from vessels, or excess vitreous gel in the retina. It is for the most advanced forms of retinopathy and allows light rays to properly focus on the retina.

Do you have a diabetic eye disease like diabetic retinopathy? Join the conversation in the comments section and tell us all about your experiences with the condition.

Make sure your eyes are in the best shape that they can be, stop by Eye Care Specialists of Florida your ophthalmologist in Kissimmee, call our friendly professional staff at (407) 483-0328 or schedule an appointment online now.

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