Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina. These damaged vessels then leak fluid or blood into the retina. This the most common type of diabetic retinopathy.
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Is treatment available?
For proliferative diabetic retinopathy:
- Any diabetic who has blurred vision, flashes or floaters should be seen promptly by his/her eye care specialist.
- Laser surgery may be recommended
- If a retinal detachment or vitreous hemorrhage occurs because of the weakened vessels, surgery can be done to fix these problems.