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About Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic retinopathy can be effectively managed using corticosteroid injections, laser surgery, and vitrectomy. Though there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, these treatments can prevent vision loss due to the condition.
At Pristyn Care, we provide best-in-class treatment for diabetic retinopathy in Coimbatore. As diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in India, it is very important to address the problem at the right time. You can contact Pristyn Care and book your free appointment with the best eye doctors in Coimbatore.

Overview

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Risk Factors
    • Having diabetes for a very long time
    • Poor management of blood sugar level
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Pregnancy
    • Tobacco use
Complications
    • Vitreous hemorrhage
    • Retinal detachment
    • Glaucoma
    • Blindness
Problems Related to Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Neovascular Glaucoma
    • Retinal Detachment
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Treatment

Diagnosis 

To diagnose diabetic retinopathy, the eye doctor will perform a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Eye drops are used to dilate the pupils so that the doctor can get a better view of the eyes. After dilation, the doctor may use the following techniques- 

Fluorescein Angiography 

A dye is injected into a vein in your arm or elbow. The flow of the dye is observed through images as it reaches the back of the eye. A camera is also used to take images that will pinpoint the blood vessels that are closed, broken, or leaking. 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This test produces cross-sectional images of the retina to measure the thickness of the retina. With this, the doctor can determine how much fluid has leaked into the retinal tissue. The test also helps to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. 

Based on the results of diagnostic tests, the most suitable treatment method is suggested by the doctor among injections, laser treatment, and vitrectomy. 

Procedure 

Based on the method chosen for a particular patient, the treatment will involve the following- 

  • ” aria-level=”1″>Laser Treatment- Also known as photocoagulation, this method ablates the abnormally growing blood vessels in the retina. The focal laser is used in the procedure to burn the blood vessels to prevent further vision loss. 
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    Why choose Pristyn Care?

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    Safe & Advanced Treatment

    At Pristyn Care, we provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for diabetic retinopathy. We use advanced techniques, including anti-VEGF injections, laser photocoagulation, and vitrectomy, to preserve vision.

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    Highly Experienced Ophthalmologists

    We have a well-trained team of eye surgeons with 8 to 10 years of experience and specialization in treating retinal disorders. Our surgeons thoroughly diagnose the patients and recommend the most suitable treatment for the best outcome.

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    Insurance Approval & No-Cost EMI

    We accept all health insurance and mediclaim policies to cover diabetic retinopathy expenses. We also offer a No-Cost EMI service that divides the treatment cost into easily payable monthly installments, which is convenient for the patient.

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    Assisted Surgery Experience

    While getting treatment at Pristyn Care, we assign a care coordinator to the patient who assists them at every step of the treatment journey, including booking appointments, hospital admission, discharge, insurance approval, and post-surgery care.

    Frequently Asked Question

    What is the first sign of diabetic retinopathy?

    The symptoms of diabetic retinopathy often develop in moderate or severe cases. Some of the initial symptoms that appear are floaters, blurriness, difficulty in perceiving colors, and dark areas of vision.

    Can diabetic retinopathy be reversed?

    No. In some cases, anti-VEGF injections can slow down the advancement of diabetic retinopathy and prevent vision loss. The injection can stop the formation of new blood vessels that damage the eyes. The steroid injections can also help. If the condition continues to progress, then laser treatment or surgery is used.

    How long does diabetic retinopathy take to develop?

    Typically, it takes 5 to 10 years to develop diabetic retinopathy. But, there is no guarantee that an individual can’t be affected earlier than expected. Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to the early onset of diabetic retinopathy and other retinal pathologies in the patient, even if clear symptoms are not present. That’s why diabetic patients are strictly told to manage the condition and get regular checkups.

    Do all patients with diabetic retinopathy need surgery?

    No. Surgical treatment, i.e., vitrectomy, is recommended for patients in whom diabetic retinopathy has advanced to the proliferative stage. Until this stage, the condition is usually managed with anti-growth or steroid injections and laser treatment.

    How much does diabetic retinopathy treatment cost in Coimbatore?

    The cost of diabetic retinopathy in Coimbatore can vary from Rs. 22,000 to Rs. 80,000 approximately, depending primarily on the method of treatment. The cost of different treatment methods are- 

    • Anti-VEGF and steroid injections- Rs. 22,000 to Rs. 45,000 approx. 
    • Laser treatment (focal or panretinal)- Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000 approx. 
    • Retinal Surgery or vitrectomy- Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000 approx. 

    Get Optimal Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Coimbatore at Pristyn Care

    At Pristyn Care, we provide the best diabetic retinopathy treatment in Coimbatore. Our wide range of services includes all-inclusive retinal care. Thus, we provide optimal treatment for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and diabetes-related glaucoma. 

    Our experienced eye doctors conduct a comprehensive eye examination to detect the severity of diabetic retinopathy to devise a treatment plan. By using the best techniques, we provide both medical and surgical treatment options to our patients. 

    If you are a diabetic person with vision problems, book your free appointment with the best eye doctors in Coimbatore and consult them to manage diabetic retinopathy. 

    Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Due to excessive levels of blood sugar, the blood vessels that nourish the retina gets blocked. Hence, the retina’s blood supply is cut off. In turn, the eye attempts to grow new blood vessels that don’t develop properly and start leaking. This phenomenon is termed diabetic retinopathy, which occurs in the following stages- 

    • ” aria-level=”1″>Moderate Nonproliferative Retinopathy– As the condition progresses, the blood vessels responsible for keeping the retina healthy start to swell and change shape. The blood circulation to the retina stops and it changes the structure internally. These swollen blood vessels can trigger diabetic macular edema. 
    • ” aria-level=”1″>Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy- This is the most serious and advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. New blood vessels start to grow in the retina and vitreous humor. These new blood vessels are fragile and lead to the formation of scar tissues that can detach the retina from the back of the eye (retinal detachment). If the new blood vessels interfere with or prevent the normal outflow of the eye fluids, it can cause pressure buildup that can damage the optic nerve, leading to glaucoma. In both scenarios of retinal detachment and glaucoma, the results can be permanent blindness. 

    To preserve your vision, it is crucial that you get your eyes checked frequently, especially if it is difficult for you to manage diabetes. 

    How to prevent diabetic retinopathy?

    Typically, it’s not always possible to prevent diabetic retinopathy. However, you can take certain measures to prevent the condition from progressing and resulting in vision loss. 

    Here are some things you should do- 

    • ” aria-level=”1″>Monitor your blood sugar levels. Check the levels multiple times a day, especially if you are sick or under stress. 
    • ” aria-level=”1″>Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in control. To do this, try losing excess weight, eat healthy foods, and consult your doctor if some medications can be prescribed to keep the BP and cholesterol regulated. 
    • ” aria-level=”1″>Always pay attention to your vision. You should get your eyes checked whenever you notice vision changes or other problems like blurriness, spotty, or hazy vision. 

    You should take an active role in diabetes management to reduce the chances of developing diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes-related eye problems.

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