Anyone experiencing diabetic retinopathy is dealing with a serious threat to their vision because of the damage it can do to the retina. Currently, there are more than five million people in the United States over the age of 40 who suffer from this disease.

Though prevention of diabetic retinopathy is the best course of action to dealing with this disease, there are treatments available that can help those already affected. Diabetics looking to avoid this should monitor their blood sugar carefully.

Laser surgery can help stop vision loss if prevention of diabetic retinopathy is no longer an option. The procedure works by aiming a strong light beam at the retina to seal the leaking blood vessels.

For more information about this treatment, contact Dr. Shobha Tandon at her Mountain View office.