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Diabetic Retinopathy

About Diabetic Retinopathy:

Diabetic Retinopathy: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that 5.3 million adults suffer from diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic retinopathy caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease.

Retinopathy which includes damage to the blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye. In some cases, fragile blood vessels swell and leak into the eye, blurring vision. Causing sever vision loss. Some people develop a condition called macular edema. It occurs when the damaged blood vessels leak fluid and lipids onto the macula, the part of the retina that lets us see detail. The fluid makes the macula swell, which blurs vision. which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. Despite these intimidating statistics, research indicates that at least 90% of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy often has no early warning signs. Even macular edema, which may cause vision loss more rapidly, may not have any warning signs for some time. In general, however, a person with macular edema is likely to have blurred vision, making it hard to do things like read or drive. In some cases, the vision will get better or worse during the day.

Chinese medical diagnosis Diabetic Retinopathy for deficiency of the qi and blood and Deficiency of the liver yin and kidney yin .So the treatment need reinforce qi and blood , nourish liver and kidney.

Acupuncture around eye point and body that it can Reduce inflammation and swelling and Increase blood flow, can reduce macular edema . acupuncture can improve vision.

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