Created by HealthCare Practitioners for the

Patients they Treat

Patients they Treat

What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy and Who Can Get It Dr. Amit Gupta, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist,

Diabetes is a lot of sugar in your blood, and that is about the limit of what most people—patients—understand about diabetes. But what is the implication of that is the real problem. Sugar is high, your doctor tells you to control your sugars, you look at the numbers, you get frustrated, but at the end of the day you feel fine.

What is Advanced (Proliferative) Diabetic Retinopathy and Pars Plana Vitrectomy? Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist

Diabetic patients may experience two forms of retinopathy. One is called background, the other proliferative. Background retinopathy has changes in the retina that include swelling of the retina, or diabetic macular edema.

MANAGE YOUR DIABETIC RETINOPATHLY WITH OUR RESOURCES

Intravitreal Injections

Intravitreal injections are used to administer medications to treat a variety of retinal conditions. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion are the most common conditions treated with intravitreal anti-VEGF drugs.

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK or Lasik, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Options Dr. David Maberley, MD, MSc. (Epid), FRCSC, Ophthalmologist

Diabetic retinopathy, we start treating from a holistic approach. We have to deal with the diabetes as it affects a patient’s body.

So our first step in treating diabetic retinopathy is making sure a patient’s blood sugar is optimized, that whatever treatments they’re receiving for their diabetes in the systemic level are optimally managed, that the blood sugar is controlled with the context of good blood pressure control, cholesterol control, kidney function is assessed, and all those potential risk factors for all the complications of diabetes, but including diabetic retinopathy, are optimize

Local Ophthalmologists

HealthChoicesFirst practitioner

Dr. David Ehmann

Ophthalmologist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HealthChoicesFirst practitioner

Dr. Adnan Pirbhai

Ophthalmologist
Fort Erie, ON
HealthChoicesFirst practitioner

Dr. Patricia Teal

Ophthalmologist
Fort Erie, ON
HealthChoicesFirst practitioner

Dr. Mario Ventresca

Ophthalmologist
Port Colborne, ON

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy