Diabetic Retinopathy. Tina Duke Salazar Sandy Haney Sharon Grissom. Diabetic Retinopathy. Early detection, education, and research are the keys to preventing diabetic retinopathy. Skilled professionals, such as TVI, are the keys to helping students live well while coping with this disease. .
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Tina Duke Salazar
Early detection, education, and research are the keys to preventing diabetic retinopathy.
Skilled professionals, such as TVI, are the keys to helping students live well while coping with this disease.
(National Eye Institute, 2006)
Proliferative---The retina sends signals so new blood vessels are created. These blood vessels are abnormal and more likely to hemorrhage due to the thin walls of the vessel. The walls of these vessels are weak and soon begin to hemorrhage.
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused when chronic high blood sugar damages the small blood vessels nourishing the retina. This will eventually affect both eyes.(National Eye Institute 2003)
In the latest stage of diabetic retinopathy, vision loss is characterized by blurriness, spots, and sometimes blindness.(National Eye Institute, 2003)
It is NOT inevitable. Diabetic Retinopathy has few symptoms but can be treated if diagnosed early.
(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 2007)
The National Eye Institute is conducting research with hopeful drugs that may stop the retina from sending alarm signals to promote new vessel growth.
Eye disease/diabetic retinopathy. Retrieved July 15, 2007, from http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=106412