Diabetes causes Retinal Bleeding. This is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. The bleeding in itself tends to clear on its own unless it is an excessive bleed that may need to be cauterized with a laser.
Ophthalmologists laser the area to create a cautery effect that aids in the reabsorption of blood, thus allowing the eye to receive input thru a clear media than one obstructed with blood. Many ophthalmologists believe that using anti-VEGF treatment is better than doing the laser.
Digital Imaging of the Retina
Retinal Imaging Should be Performed In between Eye Exams
Diabetic Glasses? One Pair or Two?
If you have diabetes, you should know that the refractive prescription may be different in the morning than in the afternoon, depending on how you control your blood sugar. This is known as a Diabetic Shift in Prescription.
If you can manage it well, the refractive error will remain stable, although many times, it will still change to some degree. Our approach to these myopic shifts secondary to your sugar level is to refract in the morning and in the afternoon. The best is to really control your diet or modify your prescription.
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