Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina as a result of diabetes. 

Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center retina specialists collaborate with other physicians and dietitians at Wake Forest Baptist Health to ensure patients get complete care for their diabetes. We understand that the first step to healthy eyes is healthy living and nutrition. 

Within WFBH Eye Center, state-of-the-art laser devices provide patients with the latest surgical treatments. Our lasers can treat the effects of diabetic retinopathy more quickly and comfortably than conventional lasers. 

But surgery isn’t the only option. As part of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, WFBH retina specialists have access to the newest treatment innovations. For example, one treatment uses injections of proteins and antibodies to help reverse the effects of diabetic retinopathy. This “intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy” is more effective than conventional laser therapy in some patients.

Request an appointment online to learn more about diabetic retinopathy treatment. Or call 888-716-WAKE.

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Last Updated: 10-01-2016
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