What is Diabetic Retinopathy and its Causes

Dr. David Maberley, MD, MSc. (Epid), FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, discusses diabetic retinopathy and how it is prevented and treated.

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Dr. David Maberley, MD, MSc. (Epid), FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, discusses diabetic retinopathy and how it is prevented and treated.
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Quiz: Do You Understand Diabetic Retinopathy?

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1

There are two types of diabetic retinopathy.

Explanation:

There are two types of diabetic retinopathy: early diabetic retinopathy and advanced diabetic retinopathy.

2

Diabetic retinopathy usually affects one eye.

Explanation:

Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes, and anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

3

Diabetic retinopathy can be caused by poor blood control management.

Explanation:

Diabetic retinopathy can be caused by poor blood control management. Excess sugar in your blood can lead to a blockage of the blood vessels leading to the retina, cutting off the blood supply.

4

Effectively managing your serum cholesterol levels can help prevent diabetic retinopathy.

Explanation:

If you can manage your blood sugars and A1C levels, keep your blood pressure low and controlled and manage your serum cholesterol levels, your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy will be significantly reduced

5

Steroid injections are not a treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

Explanation:

Diabetic retinopathy treatment includes anti-VEGF medication, steroid injections, vitrectomy to remove vitreous gel and blood from leaking vessels or laser surgery to seal off leaking blood vessels.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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