From Diagnosis to Treatment
Homayoun Tabandeh, M.D., David S. Boyer, M.D.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you’re at risk for diabetic retinopathy, the most common eye disease among those with diabetes. Affecting more than 5 million Americans, the disease is caused by damage to the tiny blood vessels of the retina as the result of uncontrolled blood sugars. It is a leading cause of blindness.
Diabetic retinopathy cannot be cured, however the onset can be delayed and the risk of progression can be reduced by keeping tight controls on glucose levels and making the right lifestyle choices.
Homayoun Tabandeh, M.D., and David S. Boyer, M.D. are retina specialists who have treated thousands of patients with diabetic retinopathy. They have written a book to help you understand the disease and how it develops. Among the topics they cover:
- Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy
- Stages of diabetic retinopathy
- How retinopathy is diagnosed
- Treatment options
- Ways to slow the progression of retinopathy
- Life style changes that lead to better glucose control