For people with diabetic retinopathy, doctors may provide invasive medical procedures which, in most cases, merely delay "end stage" damage — permanent physical damage that profoundly affects quality of life. Fortunately, diabetic retinopathy is a potentially reversible health condition.
Contact us today and let us help you start the reversal process. In the meantime, consider the following facts about diabetic retinopathy:
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially reversible health condition that Fettler Health can help you reverse if targeted early. If it is not reversed, the following complications associated with diabetic retinopathy have been known to occur:
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) often has no early warning signs or symptoms. In turn, the only way to detect DR in its early stages is by an ophthalmology examination. As DR progresses, symptoms may include spots or dark strings floating in one’s vision (floaters), blurred vision, fluctuating vision, dark or empty areas of vision, vision loss, and difficulty with color perception.
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a complication of diabetic retinopathy caused by the accumulation of fluid in the macula, the central part of the retina. DME is the most common form of vision loss for people with diabetes. Vision loss due to diabetic macular edema ranges from mild to severe and includes blurred vision and loss of central vision.
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), the advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy, refers to the development and consequences of new, abnormal blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina as a result of diabetes-caused damage to the retina. These abnormal blood vessels can lead to scar tissue growth and retinal detachment. If left untreated, PDR can cause severe vision loss including blindness.
Fettler Health provides the tools and services to help you reverse potentially reversible health conditions including those listed below.
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