Are you in need of treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy refers to the effect of diabetes on the retina (the light sensitive part of the back of the eye). Not everyone with diabetes gets diabetic retinopathy, but the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy is only a problem, if it looks as if it’s going to affect your vision. If left untreated, it can cause blindness.

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Why should you use me to perform your private treatment for diabetic retinopathy in London?

  • I am a highly experienced Moorfields Eye Hospital Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and I will personally perform your treatment for diabetic retinopathy.
  • I will incorporate the latest advanced proven technology in your treatment for diabetic retinopathy.
  • Your treatment for diabetic retinopathy will be pain-free and safe.
  • I will restore your vision – where I can – with minimal risk.
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Your retinopathy is influenced by the type of diabetes you have

In Type 1 diabetes, the main problem is the formation of new blood vessels growing out at the surface of the retina or the optic nerve head, and that’s called proliferative retinopathy. These new vessels unfortunately have a tendency to bleed into the eye. Quite often, the first time you might notice it is when you get a bleed in the eye and a sudden loss of vision.

In Type 2 diabetes, the main problem initially is maculopathy. The macula is the central part of the retina, which serves the central vision. The symptoms you might experience with diabetic maculopathy would be a gradual blurring of your vision, or a sort of blotchy vision.

My aim is to detect the problem, before it gets to a symptomatic stage. If retinopathy is identified in its early stages, you can prevent it from getting worse just by controlling your diabetes.

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What you need to know about treatment for diabetic retinopathy in London

How is diabetic retinopathy in London treated?

The mainstay of treatment for diabetic retinopathy is laser treatment. I will usually carry out laser treatment as an outpatient procedure, or day case. The procedure is fairly simple. First I need to dilate your pupils with drops, and you’ll sit at a special instrument with a slit lamp attached to it, which has a laser.

The main treatments for this condition include laser photocoagulation and injections of anti-VEGF medicines into the vitreous.

It’s very rare to feel anything at all when treating maculopathy. However, when treating proliferative retinopathy, some patients report discomfort. if that is the case, then local anaesthetic can be administered to numb the pain. It is also possible to deliver the treatment under general anaesthetic.

Usually the vision improves over the next hour or two after treatment, after experience a period of blurriness. Usually after a day or two, your vision will be back to the way it was before the problem was treated.

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020 7952 2826

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If you’re seeking private diabetic retinopathy treatment in London, contact us to schedule a free telephone consultation with Jaheed Khan by using the form at bottom right of this page.