Can macular degeneration be prevented?

This is particularly important if a close relative has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. Even though it can’t be prevented, its progress and severity can sometimes be reduced with certain vitamins, minerals and Omega III fatty acids. Controlling high blood pressure and quitting smoking can be helpful.

Can diabetic retinopathy be prevented?

Yes. People with diabetes are most susceptible to developing it, but your risk is reduced if you follow your prescribed diet and medications, exercise regularly, control your high blood pressure and avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Regular eye exams are an integral part of making sure your eyes are healthy.

Can diabetic retinopathy be treated?

Yes. Many of the problems caused by diabetic retinopathy such as swelling of the retina, bleeding in vitreous and scar tissue can be treated with modern techniques such as injections, laser or surgery. The earlier problems are found the easier they are to treat before vision loss becomes irreversible. Early and periodic dilated eye exams…