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How do doctors get a better look at the inside of the eye for diabetic retinopathy?

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Your  doctor will help you get better control of your blood sugar and can treat other complications of diabetes that may worsen diabetic retinopathy, such as kidney or heart problems. Your ophthalmologist can directly treat retinopathy with a laser or a surgical procedure called vitrectomy.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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