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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes Mellitus us a disorder of sugar/glucose metabolism in the human body in which the body cannot utilize it for energy. The extra unutilized sugar acts like poison for the whole body affecting every organ especially the eyes, heart, kidney and brain. Retina needs a lot of oxygen and has plenty of blood vessels, so it gets affected and the condition is known as DIABETIC RETINOPATY. It results in loss of vision.

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Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration is a disease that robs clarity of vision of elderly individuals who need sharp vision the most for their activities in retired life. Previously, no treatments were available. Now, there are striking advances in the treatment. In particular with wet AMD, the expensive alternatives (PDT, macugen or lucentis) are there which stabilizes the disease process. However this process may need repeated treatments as the disease is due to aging. The cheaper alternative like avastin injections also work equally efficaciously.

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Glaucoma is a general term for a group of eye disease that, if left untreated, will elevate pressure inside the eye, ultimately causing optic nerve damage. This damage creates irreversible loss of vision. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries the image s we see from our eye to the brain. It is like an electric cable containing a huge number of wires.

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