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Why might I need eye surgery for my diabetic retinopathy?

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This condition happens when high blood sugar damages the nerves in your retina. You may need a surgery called a vitrectomy for several reasons. One is if you have bleeding in your eye that doesn't stop. Or if your retina becomes detached or if laser treatment fails to stop new blood vessels from growing. During vitrectomy, your doctor drains the gel-like substance inside your eye to remove any blood and the scar tissue. The eye fluid is then replaced with a substitute fluid.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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