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Is diabetic retinopathy treatable?

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People with diabetic retinopathy need to get dilated eye exams at least once a year. If DME appears or the disease gets to an advanced stage, it can be treated with a combination of injections, laser surgery, and steroid drugs.

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease.”

National Health Service: “Diabetic Retinopathy.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 23, 2021

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease.”

National Health Service: “Diabetic Retinopathy.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 23, 2021

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