NEI-funded scientists are also seeking ways to detect diabetic retinopathy at earlier stages. Good controls of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as regular eye examinations may prevent vision loss. To understand what happens in eye disorders, it helps to understand how the eye works. The bleeding can cause scarring of the eye and damage vision. What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and DBE? They may also use fluoresce in angiography, which involves injecting a dye into a vein of the arm and taking a series of retinal photos to detect signs of leaky blood vessels. Prematurity - premature newborns may have retinopathy. Note the swelling of the macula and elevation of the fovea before treatment. This process is called photo coagulation.

Retinal detachment requires surgical reattachment of the retina. Some loss of peripheral vision or night vision after the procedure is possible. It can also help you lose weight, especially when you exercise, too.