Diabetic Retinopathy Overview
People with diabetes run the risk of having abnormal blood sugar levels that can affect the ocular blood vessels, and lead to diabetic retinopathy.
Focal laser treatments are used to target specific areas (sometimes near the macula) for sealing leaking blood vessels to help resolve macular edema.
The panretinal photocoagulation laser is dedicated to the outer band of the retina, obstructing abnormal tissue growth that may distort your vision.
Proliferative retinal diseases (PRD) develop when new blood vessels form on the surface of the retina, which can make the retina vulnerable and weak.