Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of Diabetes that affects the eyes. It is caused by damage to light sensitive tissues that are at the back of the eye. This disease can develop if you have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes along with a long history of high blood sugar levels.

This condition may lead to blindness if it is left untreated. Early blindness due to Diabetic Retinopathy is usually preventable with proper check – ups and guidance.


Types

1. Non – Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy – It is the milder form of diabetic retinopathy and is usually symptomless

2. Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy – This is the most advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy and it refers to the new and abnormal blood vessels in the retina.

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Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuation vision
  • Seeing floaters or dark spots
  • Impaired colour vision
  • Loss of vision
  • Poor night vision

Causes

  • Prolonged high glucose levels
  • High cholesterol
  • Regular smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeocare International offers Constitutional Homeopathic Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy. Homeopathy treatment is effective in treating Diabetic Retinopathy. Control of diabetes and blood pressure is important. homeopathy plays a great role in the treatment of retinopathy either proliferative or nonproliferative. With the proper homeopathic treatment, one can diminish and eliminate proliferative retinopathy and neovascularization and decrease the risk of neovascular glaucoma. It is also quite useful in patients in whom surgery is deferred especially patients with hypertension, very old age, severe diabetes, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Diabetes impairs the glucose metabolism process in your body that causes a build-up of sugar in your blood, which makes your blood thicker. This can slow down blood circulation in your body, reducing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your eyes. Over time, it can cause vision loss.
Yes. Uncontrolled blood sugar can result in the formation of cataract.
Yes, in fact this is the most important sign of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for diabetic people. This disease is more prevalent among Americans.
The retina is a light-sensitive layer of the eye, functioning to translate images into electrical impulses for the brain. The retina plays a vital role in providing vision.

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