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Home » Eye Health » Eye Diseases » Diabetes and Eyesight » Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

95% of people diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, if treated promptly, can avoid significant vision loss.

Laser photocoagulation treatment seals off blood vessels that are leaking into the eye, and stops new blood vessels from growing. This laser treatment only takes a few moments, and is painless.

Sometimes in diabetic retinopathy blood leaks into the vitreous humor in the eye, clouding vision. Some eye doctors wait before choosing treatment, as the blood may dissipate by itself. Another treatment option is a vitrectomy, which removes blood that has already leaked into the vitreous humor.

To improve the supply of blood to the core inner portion of the retina, a laser may be used to destroy tissue on the outside of the retina which is not essential for basic vision. This procedure is used to save vision.

Lucentis is a medication that is administered by an eye doctor using injections. This medication was approved by the FDA is 2015, and is the first non-laser treatment approved by the FDA. The FDA is currently reviewing several other non-laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

Hello Friends.

I am happy to announce my retirement effective May 29, 2021.  Starting June 14th, your records are being transferred to Dr. Chandra Williams at River City Vision Center located at 12961 North Main St. #203, Jacksonville, FL, 32218. 

Her phone number is (904)696-2027.  You will also still be able to call my phone number on your prescription cards and it will transfer to her office. 

Thank you for the privilege of being your eye doctor and getting to know you. 

All the best to you.Adele Paul, O.D.