Fighting.lindness.upported researchers in BCD and the Mater Hospital are also designing tools that can detect, treat and prevent vision loss in people with diabetes. What if treatment doesn’t improve vision? It can damage central vision. Call your doctor if any of the following symptoms are new or are becoming worse: You cannot see well in dim light. If they break open, blood can leak into the middle part of your eye in front of the retina and change your vision . With regular check-ups, you can keep minor problems minor see our Eye Care page . The doctor also may see bleeding from ruptured blood vessels or swelling of the retina or optic nerve. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care of diabetic eye disease can protect against vision loss. The prognosis for visual recovery is dependent on the severity of the detachment.
But if retinopathy is diagnosed early, blindness can be prevented. Fluorescein angiography, where a dye is injected into the patient and the back of the eyes are viewed and photographed, helps to locate leaky vessels. A few more serious cases get worse without treatment. The macula is the inner part of the retina that allows for detail to be seen. Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy is usually silent.