What is the treatment for diabetic-related eye conditions?

Every patient is unique, so we offer a detailed consultation with one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons to determine suitability, answer all your questions and explain the treatment options.

Laser (Argon laser photocoagulation): a method of altering the metabolic demands on healthy retinal tissue, which helps to lower the risk of further leakage.

Anti-VEGF injections (Lucentis, Novartis, Eylea): Anti-VEGF are normally used to help control a condition called diabetic macular oedema. The drugs attack the chemicals which stimulate new vessel growth. This prevents their formation and consequently prevents further leakage of blood into the retina. It does not, however, affect any healthy tissue. More>>

Vitrectomy: if there is a haemorrhage in the vitreous or new vessels growing into the vitreous, a surgical procedure to remove the vitreous gel may be necessary. This can be carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case. More >>

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