Different.iseases can cause retinopathy. The doctor also may see bleeding from ruptured blood vessels or swelling of the retina or optic nerve. Adults with diabetes are 2-5 times more likely than those without diabetes to develop cataract. He or she uses a lighted instrument called an ophthalmoscope. Some use drugs to reduce pressure in the eye, while others involve surgery. For more details about complications and symptoms, see symptoms of retinopathy . Diagnosis of retinopathy is generally made by an eye specialist called an ophthalmologist. During the procedure, leaks from abnormal blood vessels are treated with laser burns. If you have proliferative retinopathy, you should speak with your doctor before engaging in strenuous exercise, as it can increase the pressure of the blood vessels in the eyes, causing haemorrhage.
The prognosis for visual recovery is dependent on the severity of the detachment. There is usually a history of other systemic disease, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. In this condition, the new blood vessels may block the normal flow of fluid out of the eye.