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Does laser or surgical treatment restore lost vision in people with diabetic retinopathy?

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Typically laser or surgical treatment will not restore lost vision for people with diabetic retinopathy. However, treatment can prevent any additional loss of eyesight. If you already have vision loss, your doctor can counsel you about options for visual rehabilitation.

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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