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How retinal conditions are treated?

In milder cases, treatment for diabetic retinopathy may not be necessary, although regular exams are critical. For more advanced cases, your consultant may recommend one of the following types of treatment to prevent vision loss:

  • Scatter laser treatment and Cryotherapy (freezing) both help to shrink the abnormal blood vessels within the eye
  • A Vitrectomy may be recommended if there is a lot of bleeding within the eye, and will look to remove any part of the vitreous containing blood

Similarly, your consultant may recommend Vitrectomy surgery for a macular hole, which can be carried out under general or, more commonly, local anaesthetic. Your consultant will remove any opaque cells contained in the vitreous, allowing the light to effectively reach the retina again.

With respect to retinal detachments, vision loss can be prevented using sclera buckling or vitrectomy surgery. Laser surgery or cryotherapy (freezing) may also be utilised to seal tears and prevent detachment.

All options available to you for treatment for any retinal disorder will be fully discussed with your consultant at your initial consultation.

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What are retinal conditions
Who is at risk?
How retinal conditions affect our vision
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