Diabetic retinopathy

February 15, 2010

Neovascularization Causes Blindness

Neovascularization develops in both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is the neovascular tissue, or abnormal blood vessels, that causes blindness and is mediated by VEGF.
February 16, 2010

Two Kinds of Blind

There are two types of blindness; legal blindness and complete blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can cause both types of blindness, while macular degeneration causes only legal blindness.
February 24, 2010

Dilated Pupils: Those Drops Are So Annoying

Getting your eyes dilated is an important part of a complete eye exam. It is the only way to directly examine a cataract, optic nerve or retina. Patients that have diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration should always expect to have a dilated exam.
February 26, 2010

When You Need Cataract Surgery

The timing of cataract surgery is generally a personal choice depending upon your level of tolerance for blurry vision. In cases of retinal disease, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, there are few other concerns that may affect the timing of surgery.