Oculoplastic (Plastic) Surgery

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An eye examination is the only way to find changes inside your eye caused by diabetes. Our doctors often diagnose and treat serious retinopathy before patients are aware of vision problems.

The best treatment is prevention of retinopathy. Good blood sugar control reduces the long-term risk of vision loss from diabetes. Smoking will worsen diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is treated with laser surgery or vitrectomy:

Laser surgery
Laser surgery is helpful in treating diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).

For macular edema, the laser decreases fluid leakage. The main goal is to prevent further loss of vision. Blurred vision from macular edema seldom returns to normal, although some experience partial improvement. For PDR, pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP) shrinks abnormal new vessels and often prevents future growth. It also decreases the risk of vitreous bleeding.

Multiple laser treatments are sometimes necessary. Laser does not cure diabetic retinopathy and does not always prevent further loss of vision.

Vitrectomy
During this procedure, performed in the operating room, the blood-filled vitreous is removed.

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Dry Eye Treatment

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BOTOX® injections can be used to treat medical conditions such as eyelid and facial muscle spasms. Treatments are done in the office, and typically last 3-4 months.

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