From Hayward, California, USA:
My partner was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago, but his doctor did not send him to nor recommend that he see an ophthalmologist, and we just found out that he has severe diabetic retinopathy. Since he does not have any health insurance he has to depend on county hospital for the recommended laser treatments. Are there any other alternatives available for treatment?
If your partner needs laser treatments this suggests that he has proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular edema or both. At this time laser treatment is the only option to prevent severe vision loss or blindness.
Original posting 9 Feb 2003
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
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