Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment is taken as the most sought treatment since this disease results in complete eye vision failure if not treated well on time. In a number of treatment options, it is even declared that Diabetic Retinopathy cure is not possible, but Ayurveda has something that can help. Here are a few facts about Diabetic Retinopathy to help patients know and get rid of this eye disease.
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
It is a form of eye disorder that damages the vessels carrying blood to the retina. The retina is a form of light-sensitive tissue located at the rear end of the eye and is indispensable when it comes to a good vision.
For the patients suffering from this disease, the leakage of fluid and swelling inside the blood vessels is one of the common signs indicating the inception of Diabetic Retinopathy. In some other patients, the growth of new and abnormal blood vessels may also be diagnosed on the retinal surface. Diabetic Retinopathy is an insidious form of the disease, and can steadily cause the complete loss of vision if conventional therapy is not taken on time.
It is worth mentioning that this disorder usually hampers the vision of both the eyes. But as a patient, one requires to know that there are 4 different stages of Diabetic Retinopathy, and soon the stages diagnosed, more chances will be there for the patient to get back to normal life.
- Mild Nonproliferative Retinopathy: It is the earliest stage, in which small blood vessels of Retina endure ballooned shape swelling.
- Moderate Non-proliferative Retinopathy: It is the progressive stage of the disease in which some of the blood vessels that enrich the functioning of Retina are blocked.
- Severe Non-proliferative Retinopathy: It is a degenerative stage at which an immense number of additional blood vessels are blocked, the areas of Retina commences sending signals to the body in order to develop new blood vessels to nourish the retinal surface.
- Proliferative Retinopathy: Then the disease reaches the advanced stage, where the new, undesired blood vessels are created. These blood vessels are not only abnormal but fragile as well. As these new blood vessels have delicate walls, they eventually start leaking blood and take the condition to the worst stage.
In Diabetic Retinopathy, the symptoms are not visible in the initial state. After some time the different symptoms like blurred vision, difficulty in reading or writing, vision loss, usual pain in the eye, floaters, double vision, etc. are also seen. Due to the effect of these disease macular edema causes, where the macula is responsible for seeing the details of any object, it is placed in the inner part of the retina. The sufferers of this disease may not able to get or realize the symptom of vision change in the starting phase. But at the later stage, it causes some difficulties like vision loss or blindness. The effect of this disease is found in both the eyes.
People Who Are at Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy
According to Dr. Dinesh Sharma, the senior doctor and Founder of Prakash Nethralaya and Panchakarma Kendra, people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are prone to this disease. So it is important to have a detailed eye examination at a qualified hospital at least once in a year. Dr. Dinesh also states that Diabetic Retinopathy can also adversely affect pregnant women with a medical history of diabetes.
How to Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy From Damaging Your Eyes?
Well, we all know that it is an obvious fact that prevention is a better diabetic retinopathy cure. Yes, it is hard to detect the early signs of this eye disease. There are even patients who claim to have a fine vision, even after reaching the advanced proliferative retinopathy. But the problem is that such patients always remain under the high risk of vision loss. The best way to preserve your valuable eyes is to go for an annual eye checkup at least to ensure that progressive phases of diabetes are not deteriorating the functioning of your eyes.
How Can You Find the Best Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment?
As mentioned earlier, advanced medical science had already declared that diabetic retinopathy cure is not in existence. But wait! Does that mean all the branches of medicine have no reply to this insidious disease? Ayurvedic Cure for Diabetic Retinopathy works, but how much? Know below.
Do Laser Treatment Actually Work?
Most of the medical practitioners claim the laser diabetic retinopathy treatment is the last resort for the patient. It cannot bring back the vision already lost but can preserve the eyes from further deterioration. But the case files state that, 'one such treatment not only generate tremendous discomfort for the patient but also not free from side-effects.' Besides, laser surgery cannot be afforded by patients who are not financially affluent.
Can Ayurveda Cure Diabetic Retinopathy?
Alike modern medical science, Ayurveda also agrees to the fact that there is no actual therapy process developed that can reverse the condition of the patient and restore the normal vision as before. But, Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment in Ayurveda can help to decelerate this progressive disease to such an extent that the patient could retain the vision for years and get involved in standard life. If the treatment of this disease is done before severe damage to retina then laser eye surgery can prove to be very effective when it comes to a preventive loss of vision. Apart from this, the most well-known methods for Diabetic Retinopathy treatment in Ayurveda are Thalapothichil, Thalam, Putapakam, Thakradhara, Nethradhara these are some methods through which one can get effective relief. The main aim behind this different technique is just to clear the blockage of blood transmission and blood vessels of the retina, just to provide nutrition to the retina so that it can work properly. Here, the treatment is cheap and affordable with zero cases containing side effects.
There is an old saying that "Prevention is better than cure". So to keep you away from all the fatal disease it is important to apply some prevention.
Dr. Dinesh Sharma holds a very good track record in treating a number of eye diseases through Ayurveda and is many times in the news because of that. So if you or your loved one is suffering from any kind of eye disorder or vision problem and if you want to seek consultation then you may get in touch with Dr. Dinesh Sharma or visit Prakash Nethralaya and Panchakarma Kendra.
If you want to know in detail the various eye diseases as mentioned above including their symptoms, causes and treatment procedures then you may visit this page on eye diseases.
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