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Vision Center :
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy happens when chronically high blood glucose levels in diabetic persons damage to the retina by causing swelling, leakage, and abnormal new blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness.

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1. Which doctor should I see if I have diabetes?

You should see an ophthalmologist or an Eye specialist. You should also be under a diabetic specialist

2. Can I see an Endocrinolist if I have Daibetes?

An endocrinologist is a doctor who looks after the endocrine glands of your body like thyroid, parathyroids, pituitary, adrenals and pancreas. You can see an endocrinologist for diabetes, however most of the general physicians should also be able to take care of your diabetes. The incidence of daibetes is on the rise worldwide especially in India and it is estimated that it is likely to effect 10 - 15% of the population.

3. What is LASER?

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emmision of Radiation. Laser is a light that is different than light from the sun, or from a light bulb. There are various types of lasers, each with their own operation and output characteristics. It was in 1916 that Albert Einstein discovered the phenomenon called stimulated emission. of light and it was in was not until 1960 that the first laser was constructed by T. H. Maiman






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