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Good diabetes management

Good management of diabetes makes it possible to reduce the occurrence of retinopathy and the progress of potential existing changes.

Good blood sugar balance, treatment of blood pressure as well as lipid disorders and not smoking reduce the risk of retinopathy, changes progressing and the need for a laser treatment of the fundus as well as other treatments.

Good overall treatment of diabetes and monitoring the situation of the back surfaces of the eyes are an important part of the treatment of retinopathy. It is also a precondition for a successful treatment using other treatment methods. Quitting smoking is also very important.

Laser treatment, the injection of medicine inside the eye and surgery may be required in addition to proper, comprehensive diabetes treatment. Read more about these on the next pages.

Updated 30.9.2023