Last Updated on Nov 21, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should be consulted for Diabetic Retinopathy?

Your general practitioner should refer you to an ophthalmologist or an eye doctor.

2. How can I protect my eyes from the effects of Diabetes?

  • Keep your blood sugar under control by adjusting your diet and taking medications as advised by your doctor
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get a regular check up with an Ophthalmologist, at least once a year

3. Can Diabetes make me blind?

Diabetic retinopathy, if untreated can lead to blindness. However, if detected on time, damage to the retina can be controlled with proper treatment.

4. How long does it take for Diabetic Retinopathy to develop?

In patients of Type I DM, screening for Diabetic Retinopathy is generally started after 5 years of diagnosis. However, in patients of Type II DM, screening is started immediately on diagnosis.

Comments

kelkar Friday, January 14, 2011

Examination is not prevention. the article dose not answer the question it posed in the heading, How to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy?

mihir1978 Sunday, August 31, 2008

Here is a good site to know more about diabetic retinopathy

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