Laser is widely used treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy, a high energy beam is used to stop or slow down the progression of diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment is usually treated as an out-patient procedure. The ophthalmologist guides the laser beam on the diseased tissue which either reduces the retinal thickening or halts the bleeding. Some temporary side effects are caused post this treatment such as mild headache, watering of eyes and glares.
Vitrectomy: Due to the bleeding of the weakened vessels into the vitreous vision can be significantly reduced. These are signs of advance Diabetic Retinopathy. In these circumstances the vitreous is surgically removed (vitrectomy) and replaced by a clear artificial solution.