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Diabetic retinopathy is an ocular complication of diabetes that is caused by the deterioration of the blood vessels that supply the retina. Damage to the blood vessels in the retina can result in them leaking fluid or blood. If the disease progresses, new blood vessels form and fibrous tissue proliferates in the retina, which has the consequence that vision deteriorates, since the image sent to the brain becomes blurred.
Symptoms, pain, or loss of vision may not be evident initially, but as the disease progresses, serious conditions occur, such as macular edema and other complications that lead to very significant loss of vision.
It is a therapeutic procedure that consists of the application of a laser beam on the deepest structure of the eye, the retina, in order to produce a therapeutic burn in a selected area of the same. It is one of the best treatment options for diabetic retinopathy.
It is a surgical procedure, by means of which the vitreous humor is extracted from the eye and it is replaced, generally, with a gas or liquid. This procedure is used to treat different eye diseases, such as retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and macular hole.